Around the Horn Blog

Aerial View of Maritime Park
An aerial view of all of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park showing Hyde Street Pier and historic ships, scow schooner Alma, the Small Boat Dock, tugboat Hercules, ferryboat Eureka, tall ship Balclutha, paddle wheel tugboat Eppleton Hall, and schooner C. A. Thayer. The aerial photo also shows other areas of the park including the Visitor Center and Argonaut Hotel in the old Delmonte Cannery, Victorian Park, and the Aquatic Park Bathhouse and Cove.



About This Blog

Through Around the Horn, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park hopes 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!

Two of Hyde Street's Best-Kept Secrets

September 12, 2019 Posted by: Erin Conner

A century ago, Harry Dring was born. If you’ve never heard of him, you can be forgiven, but without him and his close friend Karl Kortum, there would be no historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier.


Everyone Knows We Need The Rain…Except The Mussels

April 01, 2019 Posted by: Rejane Butler

Extreme weather events may become the norm as climate change effects are becoming more and more visible.  Rain is precious in California, yet greater-than-average rainfall can have an adverse effect on the hardiness of invertebrates and mollusks that live in tidal pools or attach to ships and pier pilings.


A Hidden Victorian Wonderland: The Engine Room of the Ferryboat Eureka (Part 2 of 2)

September 07, 2018 Posted by: Christopher Edwards

Having discovered how steam power was generated on the ferryboat Eureka in our previous post, we now continue our trek through the engine room to explore how this power was used transport people back and forth across the bay.


Last updated: December 10, 2020

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