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.

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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!

Maritime Museum Building: A Gift to the People

October 15, 2019 Posted by: Park Ranger Lou Salas Sian

Paints, brushes, canvas, mosaics, tile, stone, printing machines, clay, easels, pencils, steel, tools. No, this is not a list of things you can buy on Amazon, but how would you choose if you had a few dollars to buy food, pay rent or buy clothing? The Federal Arts Project (FAP) in the 1930s purchased the tools and subsidized rents for artists and craftsmen, The FAP kept the artists supplied with things they needed, but to others the federal program was a life saver.

 
 

Last updated: December 10, 2020

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