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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Ferryboat EUREKA closed for maintenance.

    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

National Public Lands Day

Every September, the park celebrates National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Volunteers across the nation join together for this unique, hands-on experience. They join with employees to clean-up, preserve, educate and restore the nation's natural and cultural resources.

Our NPLD event was held on September 12, 2012. The Park's corporate partner, AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah focused this year on painting the pier railings and a section of the seawall near the Maritime Museum.

AAA's dedication to the park has been phenomenal -- not only providing volunteer service hours but also financially supporting our Volunteers In Parks (VIP) Program. For information on volunteering at the park, call the VIP office at 415-561-7160 or email.

 
A group of people standing together on Hyde Street Pier.
Volunteers from AAA of Northern California, Nevada & Utah (Insurance Exchange Department) on Hyde Street Pier, September 12, 2012.
NPS Photo by Terry Dorman
 
A woman in a white jumpsuit painting a pier railing.
Happy painting on the pier...even in the wind and fog. AAA volunteers rock!!!
NPS Photo by Terry Dorman
 
Employees from AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah volunteered on Hyde Street Pier for the park's National Public Lands Day event on September 9, 2011.
Volunteers from AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah on Hyde Street Pier for National Public Land's Day, September 9, 2011.
NPS
 
Two volunteers on the BALCLUTHA painting the ship railing.
Employees from AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah painting the railings on BALCLUTHA in 2010.
Terry Dorman

Did You Know?

Fog envelopes San Francisco Bay, leaving only the top of the Golden Gate Bridge visible.

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.