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?
Loading ports are small, watertight doors in a ship's hull that lead directly into the hold. Lumber could be more easily loaded into the hold through these ports rather than through the smaller hatches on the deck. These ports had to be caulked shut before the ship put to sea. More...