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!

Reflection: Festival Of The Sea Brings International Maritime History To Life

September 07, 2018 Posted by: Peter Kasin

Since 1979, National Park Service sponsored Hyde Street Pier festivals have brought to life our shared maritime heritage. Whether it is the “Sea Music Festival” or “Festival of the Sea,” each event features music, dance, maritime arts, shipboard demonstrations, and many more family-friendly events.

 

Flat Stanley Visits San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

May 01, 2018 Posted by: Lucien Sonder

Flat Stanley Visits San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park!

 

A Vessel Among The Fleet: An Intern's Perspective

April 16, 2018 Posted by: Sam Chavarria

For the past 13 weeks, I served as a part-time intern through the American Conservation Experience at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.  I am a journalism student in my third year at San Francisco State University, and my internship focused on supporting the park’s interpretation and digital media efforts.

 

Good People Doing Good Work

April 01, 2018 Posted by: Lourdes Sian

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (SFMNHP) has more than 250 active volunteers, including interpretation docents who help the national park accomplish its goals. Volunteer projects at a maritime historical park can be truly unique! These range from building and maintaining small boats, rigging tall ships, to interpreting the extensive maritime collections.

 

Sideshow: Rose Kissinger and the Career of the Pacific Queen

March 20, 2018 Posted by: Erin Conner

Sideshow: Rose Kissinger and the Career of the Pacific Queen

 

From Slaves to Seamen: Seeking Freedom (Part 1 of 2)

February 07, 2018 Posted by: By: Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor, Park Guide

During the fight for freedom, many slaves leveraged the Underground Railroad to escape the South. But did you know there was another way that slaves made their way to freedom? They escaped slavery via sea.

 
 

Last updated: December 10, 2020

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