Preserving our maritime heritage by teaching traditional and contemporary marine skills. 

Located in the heart of Sausalito's waterfront, The Spaulding Marine Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, sharing, and celebrating the Bay Area's maritime history. With its working 20,000 sq. ft. boatyard, nautical library, historic sailboats, and skilled craftspeople, Spaulding is both a link to the past and a promise for the future. 

Spaulding's educational programs and community events connect people of all ages. We offer youth and adult classes in boatbuilding, host monthly community events, and invite volunteers to join our various missions.

Our historic 1885 sloop Freda, "The Matriarch of San Francisco Bay," is the oldest sailing yacht on the West Coast. 


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