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Alma | San Francisco Maritime Museum
Schooner Alma, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, San Francisco, California, USA
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The Alma is a two-masted scow schooner with gaff rigged sails. A scow schooner has a broad, shallow hull, without a deep keel. The boat is a National Historic Landmark and can be seen at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in California where she is moored at found moored at the Hyde Street Pier. The park has a number of other historic vessels on display including the Balclutha.

The Alma was built in 1891 at hunters Point in San Francisco, California. She was used to transport freight on San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters. The scow schooner design allowed into sail in shallow waters and into creeks and river deltas. The ship had its mast removed in 1926 and a gasoline engine was fitted. the ship was then used as an oyster dredger until 1957. she was bought by the State of California in 1959 and restored becoming a National Historic Landmark in 1988.

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Ship Summary
Operator:San Francisco Maritime Museum
Built by:Fred Siemer, Hunters Point, San Francisco.
Date Completed:1891
Gross Tonnage:41
Length:24.4 m
Width:6.9 m