• 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: 05/11/2014, 06/08/2014, 07/13/2014, 08/10/2014, 09/13/2014, 10/12/2014, 11/09/2014, 12/14/2014

    Two men standing in front of a boiler with steam coming out of the top.
    Location: Entrance to Hyde Street Pier | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 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 park 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 11am-4pm. 

The park ranger talk will be at 1pm or 3:30pm. Call 415-447-5000 for details.

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