Mechanicrawl 02011

This Saturday September 24th, Long Now brings back Mechanicrawl – a self-guided exploration of the mechanical marvels along San Francisco’s North Shore. A single ticket – free to members of partner organizations – provides access to all the attractions and special demonstrations going on throughout the event, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

You can get your tickets online, either in advance or on the day of the Crawl.

It’s an increasingly rare opportunity, not to mention an astounding sight, to behold the steam engines of the SS Jeremiah O’Brien running, and they’ll be fired up for the day. You can also geek out with Aaron Washington of the USS Pampanito crew over their Torpedo Data Computer, chat with their HAM radio club, drop by Long Now and meet some of the engineers on the 10,000 Year Clock as they demonstrate some of our prototypes, and catch one of the SF Maritime Park’s guided tours of the Balclutha, a square-rigged sailing ship docked at the Hyde Street Pier… before lunch!

There’s tons to do, check out for details and ticket info.

Feel free to wander as you’d like between all the different attractions listed on the site, but take a peek at the Demos tab to see the scheduled activities you may want to join in on as well.

We’ve created a public layer in Google Maps that you can see on your smartphone to have all the locations and details at your fingertips during the event and you can follow Mechanicrawl on Twitter (@Mechanicrawl) for updates and reminders.

Come spend the day in the sun (oh, and below-decks) with us!

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