Object Collections - San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Beakhead from the barkentine Charles F. Crocker, 1891 (SAFR 9340)
Beakhead from the barkentine Charles F. Crocker, 1891 (SAFR 9340)

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The object collections within the Park's museum collections contain over 48,000 items that represent the lives of the men and women who built and sailed vessels along the Pacific Coast of North America as well as those who worked in maritime related industries or relied on the maritime community for their transportation needs. Among these items are artifacts dating back to San Francisco's gold rush days, as well as more recent items from the twentieth century, fine art, tools and equipment used in maritime endeavors, the personal effects of sailors and passengers, and parts of historic vessels, ranging in size from macro-artifacts such as large parts of ships to small items such as those in the Reardon Collection of Scrimshaw and Carvings.

Access to the Park's stored museum artifact and stored small craft collection is currently unavailable as we move these collections to a new facility. The archival collections continue to be available via appointment. If you are in need of research assistance during this time, please contact us. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Last updated: February 9, 2017

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