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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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Park Open House March 21, 2012

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Date: March 2, 2012
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

Meet Park Staff, Learn About Projects, Provide Feedback
In the General's Residence (Historic Officers Club), Fort Mason, San Francisco, 4:30-6:30pm, Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Please join San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park staff for a public Open House in the General's Residence (Historic Officers Club), Fort Mason, San Francisco from 4:30-6:30pm, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. 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 Updates, 1915 steam schooner Wapama, schooner C.A. Thayer and Municipal Pier, Maritime Library and museum collections, volunteers/docents/living history, and park partners.

For more information, please call 415-561-7049 or visit http://www.nps.gov/safr. For a map showing the meeting location, please visit http://www.parksconservancy.org/assets/tf-assets/tf-pdfs-docs/fort-mason-map.pdf

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of a baby girl, Inda-Francis, who was born on the Balclutha.

See the captain’s quarters on the square-rigged ship Balclutha where Inda-Francis Durkee was born at sea, during a voyage from Calcutta, India, to San Francisco. She was the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Alice Durkee. Alfred Durkee was master of the Balclutha from 1894-1899. More...