San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park


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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Address:Lower Fort Mason, Bldg E Rm 265
San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone:415-561-7000
Fax:415-556-1624
Web: www.nps.gov/safr/
Size: 50 acres.
Established: Established on June 27, 1988.
Location:At the west end of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California.
Facilities:Museum/exhibits.
Activities:Guided tours, craft and other interpretive programs.
Special Features:The square-rigged sailing ship Balclutha, steam schooner Wapama, three-masted schooner C.A. Thayer, walking-beam ferry Eureka, scow schooner Alma, steam tug Hercules, paddle wheel tug Eppleton Hall, and numerous smaller craft are preserved. Many of the ships are at the Hyde Street Pier at Aquatic Park in San Francisco. Not far from the pier is the National Maritime Museum with displays of ship models and historic artifacts. The J. Porter Shaw Library and extensive collections of ship plans and photographs are at the nearby Fort Mason Center, as is the World War II Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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References in periodicals archive ?
"The Aquatic Park Cove has been closed to swimming due to reports of an aggressive marine mammal biting swimmers in the area," the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park tweeted Friday.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Get immersed in Pacific Coast maritime history onboard five late-19th-century ships, each of them floating National Historic Landmarks.
After being exhibited in Japan, Mermaid 3 will be donated to the museum of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park within the year and is scheduled to be exhibited alongside the original yacht Mermaid that Horie used 40 years ago.
Going east from Fort Mason and the Aquatic Park, where many of the ships managed by San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (see sidebar) are docked, visitors stroll along San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf to arrive at the ferries that travel to Alcatraz Island.
The Kimpton Boutique Hotel is in the remodeled, historic Haslett Warehouse, part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. In the hotel lobby is the park's new visitor center (9:30-7; free), so you can get oriented to its attractions--from the ships at the Hyde Street Pier to the Maritime Museum.
"The Park Service tends to get properties that are already in trouble--like the Thayer, the Balclutha, and the Wapama, three landmark boats in extremis at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The total amount needed to restore the three ships to health is a minimum of $10.3 million," says Escherich.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. At Hyde Street Pier, tour ships, enjoy music and craft programs, or try your hand at boatbuilding or knot tying.
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, home to seven ships--the largest floating historic fleet in the world--has waged a pitched battle over the last 18 years to preserve the boats.
Even before becoming superintendent of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, he had taken an almost parental interest in seeing the craft restored.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Maritime Museum, 556-3002: open.
On her most recent voyage, th 102-year-old square-rigger Balclutha made a short crossing to an new home at the Hyde Street Pier, part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Her arrival at the nation's newest national park consolidates the largest collection (by tonnage) of historic ships perserved in any museum in the world.

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