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San Francisco, California
County of San Francisco.
San Francisco Maritime NHP, Hyde Street Pier
National Register Number: 76000178
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CA-8 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Museum display; http://www.nps.gov/safr/local/balc.html.
Web Site: www.nps.gov/safr/local/balc.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 4, 1985):
With the exception of a few alterations made during the course of her long career as a working vessel and as a museum ship, BALCLUTHA is essentially the same vessel as launched in 1886. She survives as the last square-rigged vessel afloat on San Francisco Bay and as one of only two American-owned square riggers yet afloat on the Pacific Coast. BALCLUTHA played an active role in the development of maritime trade and commerce in the U.S., including the grain trade between California and England, the Pacific Coast lumber trade, and the Alaskan salmon trade.

Deferred maintenance is becoming a problem on the ship, but funding has been acquired to undertake a drydocking and preventive maintenance in fiscal year 2009.

NPS has set aside over $500,000 for cyclic and deferred maintenance work to be undertaken on the vessel in fy 2009.

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