September 12, 2019
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.
May 08, 2019
May 9 marks the 85th anniversary of the beginning of the largest labor strike in West Coast History, when in 1934, longshoremen up and down the West Coast went on strike.
April 01, 2019
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.
February 05, 2019
The park’s monthly Chantey Sing has become a San Francisco tradition, where enthusiasts have gathered aboard floating vessels at Hyde Street Pier to share in the joys of group singing and in keeping maritime history alive through its historical songs. Founded by Park Ranger Dave Nettell in 1981, the Chantey Sing is entering its 38th year, the longest-running singalong of its kind in the country.
December 18, 2018
We have written previously about the creative materials and ingenuity that deep-water sailors employed to celebrate and decorate their ships for the holidays, while they were away from home for months at a time. I want to talk about how holidays were celebrated aboard ferryboats in the San Francisco Bay, where the crews and passengers had the luxury of going home every evening after work.
September 07, 2018
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.
August 20, 2018
A Hidden Victorian Wonderland: The Engine Room of the Ferryboat Eureka (Part 1 of 2)
August 01, 2018
The National Park Service is preserving something for all our families, whether it’s the family we see every day, or the collective family of us all who love parks.
May 31, 2018
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is very proud of an ongoing partnership with our neighbor, Galileo High School. Together, we monitor the health of San Francisco Bay by documenting the presence or absence of certain species.
May 01, 2018
Flat Stanley Visits San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park!
April 16, 2018
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.
June 04, 2017
Preserving the Small but Mighty Hercules