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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Things To Know Before You Come

An aerial view of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park with downtown San Francisco in the background.
An aerial view of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park with downtown San Francisco in the background.
NPS

Did You Know?

Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier.

The 19th Century sailing ship Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, carried tons of coal during her career. Coal from Wales and Australia provided fuel for the West Coast's railroads, steamships, factories, businesses and homes.