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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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A man in a red t-shirt using a paintbrush on railings along a pier.

Employee Sean Lee from AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah painting the railings on Hyde Street Pier.

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Volunteers from AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah return every year for our National Public Lands Day event on Hyde Street Pier.

 
Park volunteer on Hyde Street Pier standing next to a red Hick's engine and talking to interested park visitors.
Park volunteer on Hyde Street Pier standing next to a Hick's engine and explaining how it works to interested park visitors.
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People on Hyde Street Pier working on a spar (mast) for a boat.
A park employee and volunteer working on shaping a spar (mast) for one of the small craft, while park visitors look on.
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Docent Robin Mitchell speaking with two visitors aboard BALCLUTHA.

Docent Robin Mitchell speaking with two visitors aboard BALCLUTHA.

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If Ships Could Speak: An Introduction to Interpretation at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer docent at the park? This FREE training course will introduce participants to maritime history and the art of presenting educational programs. Click here for more information.

Did You Know?

Clipper card, SAFR 16981

Clipper cards were small, often colorful cards issued to advertise specific voyages from one port to another, usually from Boston or New York to San Francisco. Their heyday was the late 1850s to early 1860s. More...