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!

Did The Age Of Sail End? Part 1: Sail Gives Way To Steam

March 18, 2021 Posted by: Erin Conner

This is the first post in a series called “Did the Age of Sail End? We’ll begin with a bit of background about the beginning of steam power and how it changed the way people and cargo moved around the world. By the end of it, you will have seen sailing ships go from workaday waterfront carriers to the bringers of dreams


Setting Sail: Traditional Sail in the 21st Century

April 10, 2020 Posted by: Exhibits Intern Sara Schall

Although the Golden Age of Sail has long past, there are still some sailors who seek out traditionally rigged vessels in order to learn the ropes. During my time onboard the Lady Washington, a replica of a brig from the 1780’s, I learned how to sail. I hope to take you step by step through the process of setting sail on a boat re-made for education in the 21st century.


Last updated: December 10, 2020

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