Ship Shape Walk
On October 23, 2010, Marina Middle School Physical Education Teacher Cynthia Harb, invited all students, families and teachers of the San Francisco Unified School District to walk from the Marina District to Hyde Street Pier.
An enthusiastic group had fun getting more fit with friends and family on this scenic walk (two miles roundtrip). They enjoyed free admission to the historic ships on Hyde Street Pier and the Marina Middle School Band played on the historic ferryboat Eureka.
The walk began at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and Laguna Street and along the way the walkers learned some maritime history.
Cynthia developed the idea and materials for the walk during the 2010 summer while working as a park ranger on Hyde Street Pier.
Did You Know?
This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...