Fathom This November 2014


The monthly newsletter from

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

November, 2014

Issue #76


Free Admission to Ships on Veterans Day

Alma Final Sail of 2014 Season

Holdstock and Macleod Sea Music Concert

Stephen Canright Performs Sea Ballads


Welcome to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, your floating national park on San Francisco’s historic waterfront, and to this issue of Fathom This! For information on all the programs and events the park and its partners have to offer, please see the links at the end of this newsletter.

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Free Admission to Ships on Veterans Day
Tuesday, November 11, 9:30am-5:00pm. Last entry onto pier, 4:30pm. Free admission to board historic vessels on Hyde Street Pier.

In observance of Veterans Day, admission fees to visit national parks, and many other federal lands where an admission fee is normally charged, will be waived for all visitors. Come visit the historic floating vessels at Hyde Street Pier at no charge on this day of remembrance and gratitude for our veterans.

Alma Final Sails of 2014 Season
Saturdays, November 15 and 22, 1:00-4:00pm. Meet at dock on Hyde Street Pier, 12:30pm. Boarding promptly at 12:45pm. Boat leaves 1:00pm sharp. Ticket prices and Reservations: recreation.gov
Information: nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=520275-307230.

Haul on lines or relax and enjoy the dazzling views of San Francisco Bay while a park ranger spins tales of the city’s riveting history on this three hour tour aboard the 1891 scow schooner ALMA. These are the final sails of the season until Spring, 2015. Reserve your berth soon!

Holdstock and Macleod Sea Music Concert
Saturday, November 15, 8pm to 10pm, aboard Balclutha.
Tickets: $14 general, $12 San Francisco Maritime national Park Association members, plus service charge if ordering advance tickets. Reservations: brownpapertickets.com/event/809493
Tickets also available on concert night from Hyde Street Pier entrance, beginning 7:30pm.
Bio and photo at nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/seamusicconcert2014.htm

Dick Holdstock and Allan Macleod are still enthusiastically performing together after over 30 years. They perform authentic renditions of the songs of their homelands – England and Scotland. Captivating audiences from coast to coast; they trade off on guitar and mandolin for accompanying their songs, as well as singing without accompaniment. Hearing their music is always a memorable event and an extraordinary glimpse into a not so distant past. New insights into history and old customs are revealed through their songs.

Stephen Canright Performs Sea Ballads
Tuesday, November 18, 12:00-1:00pm, aboard BALCLUTHA. Free.

Park Maritime Historian Stephen Canright presents a program of sea ballads, with a few chanteys for good measure. He has sung at a number of the park’s festivals, and has researched sailors’ ballad traditions. Ballads were sung at the “dogwatch,” when ships crews had some time to relax from the daily and nightly routine of shipboard work. They were also sung ashore by men and women in seafaring and fishing communities. Experience this porthole into our past, through song. The program is part of the park’s Lunchtime Lecture Series, presented by the Maritime Research Center.


nps.gov/safr San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

maritime.org San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, the park’s nonprofit member-supported cooperating association.

maritimelibraryfriends.org Friends of the Maritime museum Library, the park Maritime Research Center’s nonprofit member-supported cooperating association.

nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/seamusicconcert2014.htm Sea Music Concert Series.

fullfathomcollections.blogspot.com The park collections blog.

bywatersolutions.com The Maritime research Center catalog.

museum.nps.gov/parkindex.aspx Museum collections. Choose our park from the list.

facebook.com/SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP The park’s Facebook page. Be sure to “like” us!

youtube.com/user/SFMaritimeNHP The park’s YouTube channel.

flickr.com/photos/sfmaritimenps/ The park’s Flickr site.

recreation.gov ALMA reservations.

hydestreetlivinghistory.org The park’s Living History program.

corsair-viking.org San Francisco Sea Scouts, park partner and neighbor in Aquatic Park.

weplayers.org Theatre company and park partner.

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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