Sailor Songs on Historic Ship on The Waterfront Beneath the Waxing Gibbous Moon

Event has passed (Sat Oct 20, 2018 - Sat Oct 20, 2018)
Maritime Museum & National Park
8pm - 10pm
Museums, Music


Moonlight on San Francisco Bay; You, safe and cozy on the Historic Ship Eureka.

Alcatraz reflecting on the water, seabirds fishing, mooring chains creaking, harbor sounds...

Sea Chanteys - Sailor Songs - Sea Music ; It's not at all what people usually think of when they hear that -- but don't let that stop you from enjoying a magical evening on the water to support SF's largely ignored maritime heritage.

Come to hear ancient harmonies on modern tunes, African-American Work songs, stories of history, adventure, nostalgia and even labor at sea, and if you're good, maybe a sing along or drinking song to impresses your date.

This is a rare opportunity to hear and sing these songs in such an atmospheric setting, & to catch not only Salty Walt performing chanteys and sea songs from many cultural traditions, but his band-mates joining him on concertina and mandolin, with harmonies, and some performing in their own right!

Walt is just back from performing at the annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport, and he and the guys have performed internationally at festivals across Europe and the UK.

This is the 30th anniversary Sea Music Concert series on Oct 20th 2018. SF Maritime Museum Historic Ship Eureka:

Salty Walt & The Rattlin' Ratlines
Doors at 7:30 show at 8pm sharp!
Tickets are cash at the door and by credit card in advance.
All open donation! Help the Maritime Museum for what you can afford!
Or become a benefactor and splurge!!
Lets fill the boat!

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Have you ever been to the San Francisco historical National Park, and seen all it has to offer?

San Francisco was a city built by the sea. Sure, gold brought people here, but mostly in boats, and it was the unparalleled natural harbor of the San Francisco Bay that made this location so ready to capitalize on one growth opportunity after another. That is until the last two in-rushes left that behind, and most modern inhabitants of the Bay Area don't realize what an amazing resource,or history we have here.

Come down to the waterfront, avoid the tourist stuff, and see the ships and exhibits during the day, and concert at night.

This Museum has a history of preserving history as well! Some of the first "Sea Music Festivals" were held here, the first (And longest running) "Sea Chantey Sing Along" has been going strong here for over 35 years - The preservation of ships, the archives, the programming, the sea music concert series- now in its 30th year. . . !

And at that concert with Salty Walt and The Rattlin' Ratlines you will hear sailor songs and work chanteys, both traditional and modern, favorites as well as more obscure gems, a few originals and even some unique ones - and learn about them as well.

The past comes to life with addictive rhythms, clever arrangements, heartbreaking history, and of course, ribald songs of saucy adventure!



  1. Maritime Museum & National Park 900 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA