A panorama taken from the upper deck of the Eureka, a historic ferry ship moored in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The panorama shows the view over some of the rest of the Park, and some of the other historic boats moored here, which include the tug and Balcutha shown in this image. The picture was taken on a sunny spring morning in 2008. Of the stern of the Eureka you can see Alcatraz and Angel Island in San Francisco Bay.
Eureka Upper Deck - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Eureka Upper Deck' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
Eureka underwent a $1million dollar refit in 1999 to renovate and restore these upper passenger decks. This followed a $2.7million refit 5 years earlier to her hull. Now impeccably preserved in the National Historical Maritime Park in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, she is one of several National Landmarks and historical ships which serve as living museums offering a glimpse of life around the bay in the late 19th century.
From these upper decks, her 2300 passengers could gaze out across the bay towards Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge. She would carry automobiles and even railway carriages and engine across to reconnect to the railroad on the other side of the bay. As settlements around the bay expanded, these paddle-steamers and steam packets served as a vital source of transport and trade.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
2905 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Bus: North Point St & Hyde St (10, 20, 30, 47, 91)
Cable Car: Fisherman's Wharf
Light Train: Jones St & Beach St (F)