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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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    For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »

Event Details

  • 08/24/2014

    An orange cat sitting in a rowboat.
    Location: Visitor Center | Map Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Visitir Center Information Desk Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-447-5000
Join volunteer storyteller Denise McEvoy as she relates the 1887 adventures of two stowaway kittens aboard the Balclutha. Hear what it was like to be a feline sailor on the ship`s maiden voyage sailing the rough Cape Horn passage to San Francisco.