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Through Around the Horn, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park rangers hope to keep visitors informed on projects that might impact their voyage and enlightened by stories from our past. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey!

Is C.A. Thayer Being Restored for Sailing?

June 27, 2017 Posted by: Courtney J. Andersen, Historic Ship Rigging Supervisor

At San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, we are often asked about the ongoing restoration projects that occur on our fleet of historic ships and whether vessels like the C.A. Thayer will sail again as a result of the modifications.

 

Women in Culture: 4 Questions for Gina Bardi and Heather Hernandez of the Maritime Research Center

June 22, 2017 Posted by: Emily Eaton

Gina Bardi, Reference Librarian, and Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian, are dedicated to the preservation and care of the largest maritime research collection on the West Coast at the Maritime Research Center. In honor of Museum Week 2017 and the contributions of women in cultural heritage, we asked them four questions about their role in preserving, protecting, and providing access to the collections.

 

Preserving the Small but Mighty Hercules

June 04, 2017 Posted by: Erika Brown

Preserving the Small but Mighty Hercules

 

Meet the Balclutha at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

May 12, 2017 Posted by: Cleo M., Age 9

Written in her Bayfarer journalism class at 826 Valencia, nine year old Cleo (and daughter of a Park Ranger) shares why she think you should visit the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

 

#NPS101: What is a Maritime Museum & What Do They Do?

April 17, 2017 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. This year’s theme, “Parks 101,” plays off the 101st anniversary of the National Park Service and the idea of 101-type introductory classes. Join San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park this week as we share maritime and Parks 101 related anecdotes and stories through our digital platforms.

 

#NPS101: Do You Know The Origins of These 6 Commonly Used Sailor Phrases?

April 17, 2017 Posted by: Travis Mackin

National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. This year’s theme, “Parks 101,” plays off the 101st anniversary of the National Park Service and the idea of 101-type introductory classes. Join San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park this week as we share maritime and Parks 101 related anecdotes and stories through our digital platforms.

 

Join Rangers and Volunteers for SF History Days at the Old Mint

March 03, 2017 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Park rangers and volunteers will greet visitors at an NPS exhibit at the free event San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 2017.

 

Dry Days Mean Concrete Pours on the Promenade

February 24, 2017 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Concrete slabs poured and drying as part of the Promemade construction project.

 

Aquatic Park Pathway Closed Due to Storm Damage

January 19, 2017 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

A storm-damaged tree in Aquatic Park has triggered a temporary closure of an east-west pathway. Visitors should exercise caution, and plan to route around the area.

 

Back to Work After the Rain

January 17, 2017 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Portion of the Promenade showing that the railroad tracks and ties have been removed, and the surface is being re-graded.

 

Weather Closes Hyde Street Pier on Tuesday Afternoon, January 10

January 10, 2017 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Weather Closes Hyde Street Pier on Tuesday Afternoon, January 10

 

One of "15 Amazing Interior Department Jobs" Located Right Here

January 10, 2017 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has one of the "15 Amazing Jobs at the Interior Department"

 

2017 Blue Room Lecture Series Announced

January 03, 2017 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Blue-painted, restored room in the Maritime Museum.

 

1907 Steam Tug Hercules Honored With "2016 Tugboat of the Year" Award

December 12, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

The Steamship Historical Society of America honored San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s 1907 steam tug Hercules with the SSHSA’s "2016 Tugboat of the Year" award.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Chinatown's Maritime Stories: Walking Tour - December 3 at 10am

November 18, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Join park rangers on a "Healthy Parks, Healthy People" walk from Chinatown to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

 

Promenade Work Continues

November 18, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Working from the west end, crews are uncovering layers of asphalt, patching and concrete.

 

John Roberts and Debra Cowan Concert Aboard Balclutha

November 07, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Sea Music concert aboard the 1886 square-rigger Balclutha

 

Aquatic Park Promenade Will Close Monday, October 24, 2016

October 21, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Aquatic Park Promenade will be closed on Monday, October 24, 2016.

 

The Aquatic Park Upper Path Closed Thursday, October 20

October 19, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Aquatic Park upper path will close for paving tomorrow Thursday 10/20 to prep for promenade project closure next week.

 

Promenade Work Will Begin Later This Week With Paving An Upper Aquatic Park Path

October 17, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Promenade project work will begin later this week with re-paving an upper Aquatic Park path.

 

Video clip from the 2016 Moby Dick Mini-Marathon

October 17, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Video clip of a reading at the park's 2016 Moby Dick Mini-Marathon

 

Moby Dick Mini-Marathon Breaching Friday, October 14 in the Research Center

October 07, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Moby Dick Mini-Marathon on Friday, October 14 in the Research Center

 

Fleet Week On the Horizon: Enjoy the Show Safely and Plan for Crowds

October 04, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

Fleet Week 2016 happens this weekend. It's a great show, but expect extremely crowded conditions in Aquatic Park.

 

Promenade Construction Project Begins After Fleet Week 2016

September 30, 2016 Posted by: Lynn Cullivan

An improvement project will close the Promenade (the path between the Museum and Aquatic Park Cove) from Jefferson Street to Van Ness Avenue starting in October, 2016.

 
 

Last updated: April 20, 2017

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