Beneath contemporary streets of San Francisco lie the remains of many sailing ships that brought people to San Francisco during the gold rush that began in 1849. The ships have different stories, but many were used at storage as the city's shoreline was expanded outward around them by landfill--some of these and other abandoned ships burned in fires and were buried afterward. The Park's Collections Department holds many resources about these ships in addition to the resources highlighted here--please contact us for more information.
Buried Maps Comparison
Last updated: July 28, 2023