"Berkley 1898 Steam Ferry" Top 5 Page for this destination Maritime Museum Tip by Yaqui

Maritime Museum, San Diego: 37 reviews and 99 photos

From 1898 to 1958 Berkley operated as a ferryboat in the San Francisco Bay. She is a California State Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. She is still very stately and elegant. She nows serve as a museum, library, workshop, model shop, museum gift shop, and you can rent her for special events. Really take your time because she has so much to offer. There are lots to see aboard her. If you go on top is where the passengers use to sit and this is where the special events are held. It is where the restrooms are located at. There are numerous historic photographs and you can see the Californian Vessel passenger?s board and unload from her.

Historical Marker NO. 1031 FERRYBOAT BERKELEY

In 1906 when San Francisco had deadly earthquake, the Berkley carried thousands of survivors to safety since the much of the city was engulfed in fire. She went in extensive restoration in 2003 and in hopes that it will last another 50 years. She is truly a treasure!

Address: 1492 North Harbor Drive San Diego, Ca 92101
Directions: N. Harbor Drive & Ash Street.
Phone: 619-234-9153
Website: http://www.sdmaritime.org

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2008
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