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?
A modern container ship slips behind Balclutha on its way to port. Ocean routes are still the major highways of the world. Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, was an ocean-going cargo ship for 43 years, between 1886 and 1929.