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SF Maritime Park Fees

Latitude 38 runs Calendar listings every month for events at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, an historical treasure on Hyde Street Pier at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf. The pier and the museum building are free to enter, but the park charges a fee to board such classic craft as the C.A. Thayer and Balclutha. One ticket covers admission to all the vessels and is good for seven days. The current $5 adult admission fee has been in place since 2000, and the Park is proposing an increase to $10. The annual pass would also double, going from $20 to $40 in 2015.

The fantail of the Balclutha provided an excellent viewing platform for America’s Cup fans.

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According to a recent Park press release, "Additional revenue would help improve access to park resources (including the fleet of historic vessels), develop new education programs, and upgrade informational exhibits/displays."

Nothing happens these days without a study, so rather than simply raise the price, the Park is inviting public opinion at an open house tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 28, 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the General’s Residence, Fort Mason, San Francisco (enter at the intersection of Bay and Franklin Streets). Comments can also be submitted online at

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Costumed fleet members took over the parking lot of the Shelter Island West Marine, the fiesta’s co-sponsor.