Southbeach Shoreline - 1852

Southbeach Shoreline - 1852 (HM1DKU)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 46.738', W 122° 23.462'

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In 1852 you would have been standing on a bluff overlooking the narrow beach just below that followed the approximate line of King Street. First accurately charted by the U.S. Coast Survey topographical engineers in 1852, the shoreline was named Steamboat Point after the boatyards on the beach. All of the land that you can see on the bay side of King Street is man-made, created by filling the bay. Massive timber cribbing was built to hold large rocks, and thousand of cubic yards of the city's sandhills and rubble were dumped on top. The construction of the seawall beyond and beneath the foot of King Street and the Embarcadero in 1905 fixed the line of the present shoreline.

"Oh you Saints look don (sic) on the new made town. And tell me, pray, which way to go? Oh the shoreline's deranged and everything's changed. Tell me, pray, which way to go?" - South of Market Journal, 1926
Placed BySan Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 3:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553625 N 4181465
Decimal Degrees37.77896667, -122.39103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.738', W 122° 23.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 44.28" N, 122° 23' 27.72" W
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Area Code(s)415, 650, 408, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160 King St, San Francisco CA 94107, US
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