The Half-Deck Historical

The Half-Deck Historical (HM1X7U)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94109 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 48.581', W 122° 25.345'

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..."here the brassbounders” (apprentice officers lived...

Life in the half deck was, perhaps, the bravest start in this mortal life ever made by human beings. The stripling of 15 or 16 years of age had to pass through the fire, had to face the elements of wind and sea in their fury had to do a man's work and in port, had to resist temptations which wrecked grown men. Yet this baptism of fire made many a strong man out of a weak boy.

Not even medical students were more full of pure devilry than brassbounds... Sidney, Melbourne, Frisco, Callao - all the big sailing ports in fact, have wondrous records of the doings of sailing apprentices stored away in their police archives.
But... the palm must be given to the hard bargains of the four-poster "Springburn" for in 1896 these dare-devils earned undying fame in San Francisco by kidnapping the notorious Shanghai Brown and sending him on a winter passage around the Horn. — Basil Lubbock in "Last of the Windjammers"," Messrs. Brown Son & Ferguson Ltd. Publishers.
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HM NumberHM1X7U
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Date Added Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550841 N 4184856
Decimal Degrees37.80968333, -122.42241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.581', W 122° 25.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 34.86" N, 122° 25' 20.7" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2976-2988 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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