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Ecology of the Bay Cruise on SS Jeremiah O'Brien

SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN

Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, United States

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adult Ended $95.00 $2.89
Child
16yrs and under
Ended $50.00 $1.99
Group Family
This package covers admission for 2 adults and 2 children. A single ticket will be printed that can be used for the group of four.
Ended $250.00 $5.99

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Event Details

This cruise departs from and returns to Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf

Boarding - 9:00am
Departure - 10:00am
Return - 2:00pm

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien will depart at 10am with an expert from The Bay Institute aboard to impart knowledge about the flora and fauna on, in and around the Bay and its waterways. The Bay Institute advocates restoration and conservation of the Bay and its watershed. Includes picnic lunch and live entertainment.


Here are some common questions and answers that may help you:

1. How do we get to Pier 45? What’s the address to type into my GPS?
2. Where can I park my car? When does the parking lot open and close?
3. What should I bring? Are there things not allowed?
4. Is there assigned seating?
5. What are we going to eat? I have a special diet, can I bring my own food?
6. What if I can’t come as planned?
7. Can I use my walker, cane, wheelchair?
8. I still have some questions - Help!

1. How do we get to Pier 45? What’s the address to type into my GPS?

The ship’s physical address is Pier 45, The Embarcadero. However, this address usually doesn’t work well with GPS devices. Try “166 Jefferson St, San Francisco” as your coordinate; this is Boudin’s Bakery on the corner of Jefferson and Taylor, one block from the suggested parking lot, Shed A.

From south: Take 280 North past 6th Street, 280 then becomes King Street which leads onto the Embarcadero. Stay on Embarcadero past Pier 39 – it becomes Jefferson Street near Fisherman’s Wharf. Turn right onto Taylor Street, and you will see Shed A ahead for parking.

From north: From the Golden Gate Bridge, remain on Marina Blvd. It will turn right at the Safeway; make an immediate left at the light, onto Bay Street. Remain on Bay Street until Taylor, then turn left. About three blocks ahead on Taylor is Shed A for parking.

From east: Take the Fremont exit off the Bay Bridge and follow the ramp, staying to the right for Folsom Street. Turn left at the light onto Folsom, and after about three blocks turn left again onto the Embarcadero. Stay on Embarcadero past Pier 39 – it becomes Jefferson Street near Fisherman’s Wharf. Turn right onto Taylor Street, and you will see Shed A ahead for parking.

2. Where can I park my car? When does the parking lot open and close?

City of San Francisco parking lots are available throughout the Fisherman’s Wharf area. The closest lot to the ship is at Pier 45 Shed A . On our cruise dates they open about 90 minutes before our departure time and remain open until 11 pm. You have time to enjoy a meal after the cruise or do a little sight-seeing. Shed A is located at the foot of Taylor Street. The parking entrance is next to the Musee Mecanique, a museum of mechanical toys and antique arcade games.

3. What should I bring? Are there things not allowed?

First, verify your name printed on the ticket page is correct. The US Coast Guard requires a complete and accurate manifest of all passengers. Before the day of the cruise, cross out errors and print in ink any corrections. If you decided to give your ticket to someone else, please ask them to cross out your name and write in the name and address of the person actually going – ticket info should match photo identification.

All carry-on items are subject to search. Layer clothing, and wear non-skid flat shoes. Wide brim hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also good to have on sunny days. Cameras are welcome, but there is no storage place for personal items. Disposable cameras are available in the gift shop.

Don’t forget a little pocket money for the gift shop, as well as the silent auction and raffle, or maybe just to make a small donation to help us continue the ship’s ability to sail as a memorial to our maritime veterans.

Please don’t wear high heels or flip-flop shoes. Please leave at home knives and other potential weapons, your personal inventory of adult beverages, ice coolers, glass bottles, and illegal substances.

4. Is there assigned seating?

There is no assigned seating – you are free to walk around and tour the ship anywhere not blocked off by door, chain or “no admittance” signs.

5. What are we going to eat? I have a special diet, can I bring my own food?

Coffee, tea, juice and doughnuts are available once you’re on board. Lunch is served at noon. Cold beverages (water, soft drinks, beer and wine) are available at several locations on the main deck throughout the cruise. Personal inventtory of adult beverages, ice coolers or glass bottles is prohibited. We can not accommodate special dietary needs, but please feel free to bring your own food.

6. What if I can’t come as planned?

You will receive credit for another cruise of equal or lesser value for up to one year from the date of the missed cruise.

7. Can I use my walker, cane, wheelchair?

The ship is a registered National Historic Landmark. We are not permitted to alter the original 1943 vessel except for safety as required by the USCG. If you can walk up the gangway steps you are permitted aboard and may use a walker or cane once on board, which would limit you to the main deck area. The volunteer crew will be busy with their ship duties. None are trained to assist persons with canes, walkers, etc. If you feel you will need assistance to get your lunch, etc. you should not attempt to make the cruise alone.

8. I still have some questions - Help!

Please call 415 544-0100 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm and we will be happy to answer your questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions about Ecology of the Bay Cruise on SS Jeremiah O'Brien? Contact SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN

When & Where

Pier 45
Taylor St & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, 94133

Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN

SS Jeremiah O'Brien

Launched on June 19, 1943, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is distinguished as being America's last unaltered Liberty Ship. A 441-foot veteran of the Normandy invasion, fully restored and maintained in her original condition, she is as functional today as when she served as a key component of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Bridge of Ships" in WWII. The ship is a National Historic Landmark. She and her triple expansion reciprocating steam engine are a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.

www.ssjeremiahobrien.org

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