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SEA LETTER

Sea Letter is our magazine of West Coast maritime history. In addition to showcasing original research, it is a venue for showing off the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's photo, artifact, and archive collection. Sea Letter is a membership benefit and is sent to our members twice a year. Read past issues here




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SCUTTLEBUTT

Scuttlebutt is our electronic newsletter and features news and events of the Association, USS Pampanito and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Highlighted are educational programs, preservation news and volunteer spotlights. Sign-up here


USS PAMPANITO: A Submarine and Her Crew

Authored by Carl Nolte.

Published in 2001. From her harrowing first patrol to the daring rescue of seventy-three prisoners of war and finally the celebration of her safe return home. This book tells the unique story of this WWII submarine. Blending historical data and personal interviews, the book offers an introduction to submarine history and technology as well as a dramatic account of the Pampanito's six war patrols.


SAIL AND STEAM - On The Northern California Coast - 1850 to 1900

Compiled by Wallace E. Martin with an introduction by Karl Kortum.

Published in 1983, this sourcebook of Pacific Coast maritime history captures the drama of daily life aboard schooners and wooden coastal steamers. 350 pages.


FAMILIES AT SEA

By Stephen A. Haller

Published in 1985, this booklet is an examination of "lady ships" and "hen frigates" circa 1850 - 1900. Twenty-six pages.


MEMORIES OF THE AUDIFFRED BUILDING & The Old City Front

By Captain Fred Klebingat

Remembrances of San Francisco's waterfront in the early 1900s by noted author and master mariner Fred Klebingat. Published in 1983. Twenty-eight pages.

 

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