Xplore Hercules Steam Tug is new mobile application that provides a virtual tour through the historic 1907 tugboat Hercules, the only surviving steam powered ocean tug in the United States. Utilizing augmented reality, primary resources, 360-degree images, and videos of park rangers; the application allows visitors to create a self-guided virtual access to all parts of the ship. The Xplore Hercules Steam Tug mobile application employs modern technology to interpret the Hercules which was at the height of reciprocating technology in 1907 and to tell the story of strength and fortitude of sailors who survived terrifying storms at sea.
To find the app, visit the App Store or Google Play, and type in “San Francisco Maritime.” When you see “Xplore Hercules Steam Tug” and/or “San Francisco Maritime,” you’ve found the right one. The App will create an augmented reality version of the ship then start your adventure!
Available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play
Last updated: May 27, 2022