• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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A woman on the deck of a ship at sea taking a sight with a sextant.

Mrs. Tapley using a sextant on board the sailing ship Saint James around 1900.

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Did You Know?

The CA Thayer, a lumber schooner, built in 1895 in Northern California.

Once, hundreds of sailing schooners carried lumber to San Francisco from Washington, Oregon, and the California Redwood Coast. Built in 1895, C.A. Thayer, once part of that mighty Pacific Coast fleet, survives at San Francisco Maritime NHP. More...