Maritime Classes at the Park
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7123
Come down to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s Hyde Street Pier for hands-on classes in sailing, traditional boatbuilding, and maritime crafts. Experienced instructors create a fun and interesting learning environment. Limited enrollment – sign up today by calling Lucas Lineback at (415) 561-6662. For prerequisites, tool lists, and more detailed class information, please visit www.maritime.org/cal-boat.htm.
On the Water
Pelican racing series: Tuesdays, April 17—May 24. 6pm-dark. Fee: $40
Small Boat Sailing: April 22, 23, 29, 30. Adults (18 and over) and Youth (12-18). Fee: $150
ChinaCampState Park Trip: Aug 25, 26.
In the Boat Shop
Small Craft Collection Tour: May 5, August 11, November 3. Fee: Free
Introduction to Bronze Casting: June 9, 10 (Limit to 12 people). Fee: $100
Oar, Paddle & Spar Making: June 30, July 1 and July 7, 8. Fee: $125
Maritime Sketchbook on Hyde Street Pier: Saturday, August 18, 9am-5pm. Fee: $95 Bring simple sketches to life with watercolor washes, and a maritime color palette. Tips and demonstrations on sketching the waterfront: depicting moving water and reflections, identifying boats and ships, and capturing the character of piers and pilings. All levels welcome. Accessible.
Diesel Engine Maintenance: Saturday, October 27 Fee: $100
These educational programs are presented in cooperation with the non-profit San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. For more information about the Association, please visit their homepage at http://www.maritime.org.
Did You Know?
Did you know the Park has journals that date back to the California Gold Rush? We recently added an account of a 220 day voyage from New York to San Francisco. The 1849 journal describes daily routines, a hurricane, and passing ships. Morrison (built 1832; ship) journal (HDC 1595, SAFR 22220). More...