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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Old Time Maritime Christmas 2012

People sitting together.
Visitor in the captain's cabin aboard BALCLUTHA.
NPS

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News Release Date: November 26, 2012
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

OLD-TIME MARITIME CHRISTMAS TAKES VISITORS BACK TO 1901
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 6:00pm-9:00pm, at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. Information and reservations: 415-447-5000

On Saturday, December 8, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's costumed Living History players will present its annual Old Time Maritime Christmas, bringing maritime history to life in this unique holiday program. The program is free, and reservations are required. Information and reservations: 415-447-5000.

Turn the clock back to Christmas in the year 1901, where you will meet and talk with captains, wives, and crews aboard the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier. Lamplit guided tours leave every 20 minutes from the entrance to Hyde Street Pier until 7:40pm. With the lights of San Francisco twinkling in the background, the historic ships and characters offer a memorable
Holiday experience.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman's Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, Maritime Museum, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.


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Did You Know?

Balclutha moored at the pier with a modern container ship passing behind her.

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.