*** The Seaman's Memorial Cruise, which was initially scheduled for May 16, has been postponed due to the recent coronavirus health emergency. Please accept our apologies with regards to this matter. A new date will be set dependent on progress with this matter. ***
Our Seaman's Memorial Cruise is an annual tradition for the SS Jeremiah O'Brien. It commemorates the gallantry of all veterans who have served in defense of America’s freedom. Just outside the Golden Gate Bridge a wreath-laying ceremony is conducted complete with Color Guard.
This cruise is free for World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans. Photos from 2018
The ship is berthed on the Eastern side of Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf along the Embarcadero.
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City of San Francisco parking lots are available throughout the Fisherman’s Wharf area. The closest parking available is Shed A located at the entrance of Pier 45. Other recommended locations are the Anchorage Square Parking Garage at Beach St and Jones St, or the Pier 39 Parking Garage. Special event rates may apply, especially during Fleet Week Cruises.
BOARDING and DEPARTURE
Boarding begins at 9:00am from Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf. The ship is scheduled to depart at 10:00am. We make every effort to keep on schedule; however, we cannot guarantee returning to the dock as planned, due to weather changes or unforeseen events.
This ship is not wheelchair accessible. Walkers and canes are permitted, but passengers must be physically capable of traversing the 44-step gangway onto and off the ship without assistance from crew or other passengers. If you feel you will need assistance getting on board you should not attempt to make the cruise alone.
There is no assigned seating for this event. Available seating is limited to ~200 folding chairs, benches lining the deck, and natural structures of the ship. Passengers are permitted to bring their own folding/camping chairs.
FOOD and DRINK
Food and beverage for this event is provided complimentary for all passengers. We cannot accommodate special dietary needs; feel free to bring your own food, but keep in mind that you will not have access to any refrigerators or microwaves. We do not allow any personal stashes of alcohol or anything in glass bottles/containers. Ice chests are also prohibited.
Restricted items include, but are not limited to: firearms, knives and other potential weapons, personal inventory of adult beverages, ice coolers, glass bottles and illegal substances. Bags are subject to search before boarding.
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