I just finished up my second go-round at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as an LHIP Intern. On my last day I did a presentation on my research, in front of an all-division meeting the rangers had. I know people say public speaking gets better with practice, but I still can’t quite figure it out. It’s easy for me … Read more
The boat building at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s Small Boat Shop continues.
The yawl boat we are building has been moved out of the boat shop and out onto the peer, where we have to brace the for the breeze steadily blowing in through the funnel created by the opening of the bay that the … Read more
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It’s hard to believe my LHIP summer is finishing already…and therefore I have to start thinking about wrapping up my research. Although I didn’t find exactly what I was searching for in the case of the 1918 salmon fishing season in Alaska, where 11 Mexican cannery workers were arrested, my research will serve … Read more
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What is a national park without its main attraction?
Maybe my sensationalism thinly veils my bias, but for the next few months the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will be without the historic ship, Balclutha:
I started this week off by going sailing out on the Bay on the park’s very own ship, the Alma.
From the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park website:
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Alma is a wooden-hulled scow schooner built in 1891 to carry bulk cargo.
The flat-bottomed hull was designed to navigate the shallow waters of the Sacramento/San
Last week I shot this time-lapse video (above) that shows the beginning process of installing a wooden plank for the hull of the row boat (yawl) we are building in the Small Boat Shop at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The board has been sitting in a metal box getting steamed so it will be pliable. The basic … Read more
This week I continued my research. There are a lot of documents to sort through, with different dates, names, and entities. So for the most part I’m just trying to do an inventory of them, making notes about each document and writing down dates and general information. Eventually I want to make a timeline of events, once I go through … Read more
Having worked in construction building before decks and fences allowed me to transition into being an intern at the Small Boat Shop at San Francisco Maritime, but it’s still a challenge. There’s a lot of terminology and tools specific to maritime that I’m very unfamiliar with, and it has also been a while since I built a deck or a … Read more
This summer I will be returning home to the San Francisco Bay Area after my first year of grad school in Chicago to work as an LHIP intern at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, where I was an intern last year.
I will be serving double duty, working as a researcher and as an assistant in the … Read more
My name is Eduardo J. Chaidez, and I was born and raised in Oakland, California. Like many other high school Latinx students from Oakland, I dropped out (only 54.4 % of Latinx high school students are graduating in Oakland, according to the San Jose Mercury). I attended an alternative charter school called Civicorps (formerly East Bay Conservation Corps), where I … Read more