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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Ferryboat EUREKA closed for maintenance.

    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

Event Details

  • 04/16/2014

    Two men standing in front of a boiler with steam coming out of the top.
    Location: Entrance to Hyde Street Pier | Map Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Visitor Center Information Desk Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 451-447-5000

Join park staff for a demonstration and ranger talk about the park's steam powered donkey engine. Engines such as these were used both ashore and aboard ship for loading cargo, raising anchor and setting sails. This program involves steaming up the boiler and operating this historic piece of machinery. The engine will be running 9:30am-3:00pm with ranger talks at 11:00am.

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