Alma

 
Alma scow schooner
Alma sailing on the San Francisco Bay
 

The last of her kind, Alma is an 1891 National Historic Landmark scow schooner. The flat-bottomed hull was designed to navigate the shallow waters of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta and to rest on the bottom at low tide. With few bridges and connecting roads, scow schooners delivered goods all over the Bay and Delta much as trucks do today.
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Go Sailing on San Francisco Bay!

From June 8 - November 23, 2019, we invite you to haul lines and raise sails, or sit back and relax, as you explore San Francisco Bay aboard the 60-foot scow schooner. During this unique and educational National Park Service sailing program, Rangers will share stories about Spanish explorers, the Gold Rush, Fisherman’s Wharf, and more!


Haul lines and raise sails, or sit back and relax, as you explore San Francisco Bay aboard the historic 60-foot Alma.

Alma will transport you to an era long ago. During this unique and educational National Park Service sailing program, Rangers will share stories about Spanish explorers, the Gold Rush, Fisherman's Wharf, and more!

Additional Information:

  • U. S. Coast Guard certified vessel
  • Maximum 37 passengers per trip
  • Trip may be cancelled due to weather, or safety concerns, at the discretion of the captain

Provided: Life jackets and flotation devices

Bring: Water (no alcohol permitted), snacks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, layers of clothing (for warmth and water resistance), closed toe "active" footwear (no high heels), camera, binoculars, and a sense of adventure!


More information

Tickets: Visit https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/249985 or call 1-877-444-6777

2019 Dates:
June 8, 15, 21, 29
July 12, 13, 26, 27
August 2, 9, 10, 23, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 27, 28
October 5, 11, 12, 13, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23


Group Sailing Options

Learn about community Alma sailings for non-profit organizations >>
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Statistics
Overall Length 80 feet
Registered Length 59 feet
Beam 22.6 feet
Depth 4 feet
Gross Tonnage 41.76
Height of Foremast 67 feet


Photo Gallery

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Research & More

See the annotated bibliography of our Park's Research Center's resources related to Alma.

Last updated: May 13, 2019

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Mailing Address:

2 Marina Boulevard, Building E, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone:

(415) 561-7000
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