• 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 »

Event Details

  • 08/17/2013

    Location: BALCLUTHA | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Reservation required. Limit 20. Fee Free Day. Contact Name: Park Ranger Peter Kasin Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-561-7171

If you have been wanting to learn about sea chanteys and to begin singing them but don't know where to start, then this workshop is for you. Discover shipboard work songs, their istory, and how they were used by sailors, dock workers, and fishermen. Learning songs by ear emphasized, but lyric sheets will be provided and yours to keep. Limited to 20 people.