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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Hyde Street Pier Closed Mondays through Thursdays (July 24 - August 20)

    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 »

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  • Multiple Days: 03/15/2014, 03/29/2014

    A woman standing on the deck of a 19th century sailing ship using a sextant to take a sight.
    Location: On BALCLUTHA | Map Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM Fee Information: Vessel admission $5, under 16 free Contact Name: Visitor Center Information Desk Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-447-5000

When a captain's wife went with her husband to sea during the Age of Sail, the voyage could be routine or she might experience unique and sometimes horrific adventures. How did Victorian women handle the challenges of life at sea? Hear selected true stories as we tour the Balclutha sailing ship.

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