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

    San Francisco Maritime

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Park Open House

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Date: September 1, 2011
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

The Maritime Museum building with Hyde Street Pier in the background.
The Maritime Museum building with Hyde Street Pier in the background.
NPS

Park Open House:
Meet Park Staff, Learn About Projects, Provide Feedback
In the Maritime Museum, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
900 Beach Street, San Francisco, 4-7pm, Thursday, September 29, 2011

Please join San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park staff for a public Open House in the park's Maritime Museum (900 Beach Street, at Polk) from 4-7pm on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Discuss plans/projects with Park staff, and provide feedback and comments. There is no set program - visitors can arrive at any time, and stay as long as they like.

Information/discussion stations will include: Maritime Museum/Visitor Center, 1915 steam schooner Wapama, schooner C.A. Thayer and Municipal Pier, Maritime Library and museum collections, bocce court project, America's Cup update, volunteers/docents/living history, and park partners.

For more information, please call 415-561-7049 or visit www.nps.gov/safr

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8/26/11

Did You Know?

Three sailors posing and the man on the left is holding a small dog.

Animals once served as important members of a ship's crew. Even though many of them worked to control pests or provide food, their main function was to serve as ship's mascot. The dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, and even bear cubs that went to sea as mascots, can often be seen in formal crew portraits. More...