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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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An illustration of a sailing ship with three white billowing sails.

The logo of the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association.

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

Our cooperating association partner is the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. They work with us on projects and programs in our park and community. Please contact them about becoming a member and volunteering.

 
 

 
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.

NPS by Terry Dorman

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.

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