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

    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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August 19, 2014
26th Annual Sea Music Concert Series Aboard Historic Ship Balclutha
A series of three evening concerts presenting some of the finest names in traditional and contemporary sea music.

August 11, 2014
Sea Music Festival Celebrates Maritime Heritage
What: An all-day festival of traditional and contemporary songs, instrumentals and dances celebrating maritime history and cultures, along with kids crafts, costumed Living History Players, special shipboard demonstrations, model shipwrights, and an evening chantey sing.

August 06, 2014
Replica SF Junk Grace Quan Sails to Chart Overlooked Bay Area Immigration History
Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles Project to Retrace Shrimping Grounds/Camps in September 2014 Public Programs at Richmond Craneway, Hunters Point EcoCenter and China Camp State Park

July 17, 2014
Exhibit Celebrates 225th Anniversary of U.S. Customs Service
The national U.S. Customs Museum Foundation is celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Customs Service with a new exhibit “Customs Service and the Golden Gate,” opening at the Maritime Museum on July 30 through December 31, 2014.

June 23, 2014
After Nearly 80 Years, San Francisco Area Man to Return Historic Schooner Adventuress Original 1913 Bell
Bell That Sounded on Adventuress’ Maiden Voyage to the Arctic a Century Ago is Found in the Care of an 87-year-old Man Who Received it as a Gift in 1936

May 01, 2014
Smooth Sailing Family Fun Aboard 1891 Scow Schooner Alma
Public sailing on San Francisco Bay aboard the restored 1891scow schooner Alma.

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.

Did You Know?

Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier.

The 19th Century sailing ship Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, carried tons of coal during her career. Coal from Wales and Australia provided fuel for the West Coast's railroads, steamships, factories, businesses and homes.