Paddle Tug Eppleton Hall Historical

Paddle Tug Eppleton Hall Historical (HM1X5Y)

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

N 37° 48.568', W 122° 25.312'

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"The Eppleton Hall is the handiest type of tug that was ever built." - Captain John Gibson, Sunderland, England.

Eppleton Hall is typical of the tugs used in the coal ports of Northern England to tow barges and shipping. Similar paddle tugs were used in San Francisco during the 1850s and 1860s.

The boat is powered by to single cylinder "grasshopper" type steam engines. The design dates from the mid-19th century. Independent engine controls gave these tugs great maneuverability.

Eppleton Hall worked in England on the River Wear until she was retired in 1968. After extensive restoration she was steamed to San Francisco under her own power in 1970.

BASIC FACTS:
Built: 1914, South Shields, England
Builder: William Hepple and Company
Length Overall - 100 feet
Beam Over Guards - 33 feet
Draft - 7 feet, 4 inches
Gross Tonnage - 166
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HM NumberHM1X5Y
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Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550889 N 4184832
Decimal Degrees37.80946667, -122.42186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.568', W 122° 25.312'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 34.08" N, 122° 25' 18.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415, 510, 650
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2988 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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