- Hyde Street Pier
The Hyde Street Pier is a historic
ferry pierlocated on the northern waterfront of San Francisco, California, amidst the tourist zone of Fisherman's Wharf.
Prior to the opening of the
Golden Gate Bridgeand the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, it was the principal automobile ferry terminal connecting San Francisco with Marin Countyby way of Sausalito to the north, and the East Bay by way of Berkeley ("see also" Berkeley Pier). It was designated part of US 101and 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 1886square 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
Decemberistssong "Grace Cathedral Hill".
* [http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAC-2256.jpgPhoto of the Hyde Street Pier in the 1930s.]
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