Return of the Alma
Ruth Askevold and Erin Beller sailed on the Alma, a historic schooner that was built at a shipyard near Hunter’s Point in 1891. The Alma sailed from Aquatic Park to the historic shipyard where the scow was built in India Basin. This event opened the Year of the Bay — a year which brings the America’s Cup and the opening of a new span of the Bay Bridge. The morning sail is modeled on the voyages of discovery, and included scientists, naturalists, cartographers, writers, and historians. After landing, the team proceeded to the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park for lunch, conversations about history, and natural history talks. The event is sponsored by Stanford University, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historypin, the California Historical Society, Heyday Books, and the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park.
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