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

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  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Steam-Powered Donkey Engine Demonstration

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Join park staff for a demonstration and ranger talk about the park’s steam powered donkey engine. This program involves steaming up the boiler and operating this historic piece of machinery. The engine will be running 9:30-3:00 with ranger talks at 11:00. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Historic Waterfront Walking Tour

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Park Ranger-led, hour long tour of San Francisco`s northern waterfront. More

  • Junior Ranger Day

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Ahoy! Hands-On Kids Activities Celebrate Junior Ranger Day. Rope-making, scrimshaw, model boat building, special ranger-led programs, and more. More

  • Birds of the Bay

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    All levels of birding experience are welcome, as well as children and adults! More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Historic Waterfront Walking Tour

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Park Ranger-led, hour long tour of San Francisco`s northern waterfront. More

  • Animals of Hyde Street Pier

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Come experience a whole different world you might not realize exists at Hyde Street Pier. More

  • Rangers in the Rig

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Join park rangers on board the sailing ship BALCLUTHA for an aloft demonstration. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Crafts for Kids

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Learn a little about life at sea and make a maritime craft! More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Historic Waterfront Walking Tour

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Park Ranger-led, hour long tour of San Francisco`s northern waterfront. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Historic Waterfront Walking Tour

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Park Ranger-led, hour long tour of San Francisco`s northern waterfront. More

  • Training Course for Volunteer Docents

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Are you interested in becoming a volunteer docent at the park? This training course will introduce participants to maritime history and the art of presenting educational programs. More

  • Rangers in the Rig

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Join park rangers on board the sailing ship BALCLUTHA for an aloft demonstration. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

  • Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship BALCLUTHA. More

Did You Know?

Balclutha moored at the pier with a modern container ship passing behind her.

A modern container ship slips behind Balclutha on its way to port. Ocean routes are still the major highways of the world. Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, was an ocean-going cargo ship for 43 years, between 1886 and 1929.