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Old Time Maritime Christmas

Three men sitting on bunks in the hold of a ship.
The Living History Players in the fos'c'le on BALCLUTHA.
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News Release Date: November 13, 2013
Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

Celebrating 25 years as a national park: 1988-2013

For Immediate Release 

Old-Time Maritime Christmas Takes Visitors Back To 1901

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 6:00pm-9:00pm, at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. Information and reservations: 415-447-5000

On Saturday, December 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s costumed Living History players will present its annual Old Time Maritime Christmas, bringing maritime history to life in this unique holiday program. The program is free and reservations are required. Information and reservations: 415-447-5000.

Turn the clock back to Christmas in the year 1901, where you will meet and talk with captains, wives, and crews aboard the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier. Lamplit guided tours leave every 20 minutes from the entrance to Hyde Street Pier, with the final tour beginning 7:40pm. With the lights of San Francisco twinkling in the background, the historic ships and costumed players offer a unique holiday experience.

 

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, Maritime Museum, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.

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Did You Know?

A white marking painted on the port side of Balclutha with letters and lines.

This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...