Historic Ship in Maritime Historic Park
Hyde Street Pier
(at the corner of Hyde and Jefferson Sts)
San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 415 561 7169
At the end of Hyde Street Pier you will find a National Historic Landmark adding her graceful masts to the maritime skyline. The Balcutha, a steel-hulled, square rigger, was built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1886, and has had a full life, from hauling grain around Cape Horn (it made the trip 17 times!) to starring in the 1935 film Mutiny on the Bounty to beloved tourist attraction. The ship is the last square-rigged vessel in San Francisco Bay, and one of only two left in the entire Pacific. Restored in the 1950s, it's a graceful addition to the Bay. The ship itself is 301 feet long, and the mainmast rises 145 feet into the air. When at sea, a crew of 26 men was needed to handle the complex rigging that managed her 25 sails.
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Notes: The ship sits at the end of the Hyde Street Cable Car turnaround.
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: There is limited parking near the pier. It is recommended that you park nearby within the city and walk or take public transportation to visit the pier.
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