Hyde Street Pier


Hyde Street Pier

The Hyde Street Pier is a historic ferry pier located on the northern waterfront of San Francisco, California, amidst the tourist zone of Fisherman's Wharf.

Prior to the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, it was the principal automobile ferry terminal connecting San Francisco with Marin County by way of Sausalito to the north, and the East Bay by way of Berkeley ("see also" Berkeley Pier). It was designated part of US 101 and US 40. The ferries were operated by the Golden Gate Ferries, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific railroad.

Today, the pier is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Various historical ships are anchored to the pier, some available for self-guided or docent-led tours. Among the ships on display or in storage are the "Balclutha", an 1886 square rigged sailing ship, as well as "C.A. Thayer", "Eureka", "Alma", "Hercules", "Eppleton Hall", and over one hundred smaller craft.

In popular culture

* The pier is mentioned in the Decemberists song "Grace Cathedral Hill".

External links

* [http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAC-2256.jpgPhoto of the Hyde Street Pier in the 1930s.]


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