National Park Service

The Great American Landmarks Adventure
We sailed the oceans to trade with other countries.

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Balclutha (Sailing Ship)
San Francisco, California

Built in 1866, Balclutha is one of only two American-owned square-rigged sailing ships still afloat on the Pacific Ocean. After the Civil War, ships like Balclutha took part in rebuilding peaceful trading acctivities abroad, beginning with the grain trade between England and California. She was also used in the Pacific Coast lumber trade and the Alaskan salmon trade. Now permanently docked in San Francisco, you can go aboard her if you visit this city.

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