• 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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  • Every Sunday Weekly from 09/15/2013 to 01/04/2015

    Three park rangers aloft on BALCLUTHA standing on the footrope and holding onto the mainmast yard.
    Location: BALCLUTHA | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Fee Information: Ship Admission: $5, free for 16 and under Contact Name: Visitor Center Information Desk Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-447-5000

Join park rangers on board the sailing ship Balclutha for aloft demonstrations about the work of sailors in the rigging. Whether it be setting and furling sail or celebrating a hallmark occasion, working aloft could involve toil and fear or joyousness and excitement. 

If it is windy or stormy the program may have to be cancelled. Please call the Visitor Center Information Desk, 415-447-5000, to make sure the program will be happening.