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    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

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April 14, 2014
Boatload of Kids Activities on Junior Ranger Day at Hyde Street Pier
Free hands-on activities for kids on Hyde Street Pier. Rope-making, scrimshaw, model boat building, special ranger-led programs, and more will celebrate the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Day on the San Francisco waterfront.

March 19, 2014
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May, 2014
National Park Service maritime programs and exhibits celebrating the lives of Chinese laborers and maritime industries and of Pacific Islanders influence on navigation.

March 10, 2014
Songs Of The Sea: Cape Cod Singer, Instrumentalist and Oceanographer Tom Goux To Perform Sea Music Concert
A solo performance of traditional songs of seafarers, performed by Tom Goux, on tour from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

March 10, 2014
San Francisco Maritime Labor History Comes Alive With Living History Reenactments At Hyde Street Pier 2014
On Saturday, July 12, 2014, on Hyde Street Pier, from 12-4pm, costumed living history players present an afternoon of depicting events during the 1901 San Francisco waterfront strike.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to SF Maritime National Historical Park Creates $95 million in Economic Benefit Report Shows Visitor Spending Supports 1045 Jobs In Local Economy
San Francisco, CA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,129,983 visitors to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park 2012 spent $95 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1045 jobs in the local area.

February 12, 2014
National Park Service Offers Free Volunteer Docent Training
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is offering a free training course for those interested in joining the park’s volunteer docent program. The training will introduce participants to maritime history, the park’s historic ships and library, and the art of presenting public programs.

Did You Know?

Morrison Logbook (HDC 1595, SAFR 22220)

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...