Historic Vessels

Please Note: The majestic, three-masted 1886 square-rigger Balclutha, closed on June 11 to begin preparing for her departure to maintenance drydocking at the Bay Ship and Yacht shipyard, in Alameda, CA. The vessel is scheduled to return to Hyde Street Pier early 2019 (and re-open for tours shortly thereafter). The Park’s many other historic vessels and special features will operate as usual during this time. We encourage visitors to continue to join us in exploring the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history!

1886 square-rigger Balclutha

1895 schooner C. A. Thayer

1890 steam ferryboat Eureka

1891 scow schooner Alma

1907 steam tug Hercules

1914 paddlewheel tug Eppleton Hall

1890 (circa) San Francisco Bay Ark

A modern-day cruise ship passing BALCLUTHA moored at Hyde Street Pier.
A modern-day cruise liner and the 1886 square-rigged Balclutha.

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The bowsprint and bow section of BALCLUTHA with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
The bowsprit, figurehead and bow of Balclutha with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

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A view of the Golden Gate Bridge and sail and power boats on the water.
Scow schooner Alma with sails set, running with the wind on San Francisco Bay, with the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the background.

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Last updated: October 29, 2018

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