Upon leaving the Visitor Center museum, we walked the Hyde Street Pier and Tom pointed out the various ships and told us of their history and restoration efforts. Tom is working on Balcluth as a volunteer; tackling the challenge of keeping her beautiful wood properly varnished. He took our CLIR group on a complete tour of the ship -what an education! After that it was a comprehensive exploration of the tug Hercules.
There is so much to see, explore and learn while enjoying this part of San Francisco's bay-front. Our Walk only scratched the surface and we all plan on returning for at least another two hours of discovery.