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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park


The San Francisco Maritime is located near Fisherman's Wharf on the Pacific Ocean. Adopted as a National Historical Park in 1988, the San Francisco Maritime is home to six historic ships including the Hercules (1907), Balclutha (1886), C.A. Thayer (1895), Eureka (1890), Alma (1891), and the Eppleton Hall (1914). The Hercules (pictured above) was built in 1907 by John H. Dialogue and Son for a San Francisco-based tug boat company.

Fun Fact: The steam-powered ocean tug boat still has its original steam engine that pulled materials for a dry dock at Pearl Harbor and the Panama Canal construction.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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