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!

Sea Stories on the Skin: A Brief Consideration of Maritime Tattoos

July 16, 2019 Posted by: Lucien Sonder

How did we get to this point, when we now see tattoos where we never saw them before, on the arms and legs of upstanding citizens and public servants--soldiers, teachers, doctors, police…and park rangers?  We have sailors to thank.


It's August, Grab a Jacket!

August 01, 2018 Posted by: John Earnest

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.


What is happening under the Hyde Street Pier and in the Bay?

May 31, 2018 Posted by: By Rejane Butler, Education Technician for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

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.


Preserving the Small but Mighty Hercules

June 04, 2017 Posted by: Erika Brown

Preserving the Small but Mighty Hercules


Last updated: December 10, 2020

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