Ship Balclutha Historical

Ship Balclutha Historical (HM1X61)

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

N 37° 48.575', W 122° 25.322'

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"No one who has not been there can imagine the strain on the captain in trying to get around Cape Horn. This passage in the Balclutha was about my hardest time. - Captain Alfred Durkee, Master 1894-1899

Balclutha was a cargo ship, one of thousands of iron and steel sailing vessels built in Great Britain and Europe beginning in the 1860s.

During thirteen years under the British flag, Balclutha called at San Francisco five times, bringing coal and general cargo from Europe and returning with California grain.

From 1903 to 1930 the ship made yearly voyages between San Francisco and Alaska. Renamed Star of Alaska, she sailed for the Alaska Packers Association, carrying men and supplies to the canneries and bring back packed salmon.

Built: 1886, Glasgow, Scotland
Builder: Charles Connel & Co.
Length on Deck - 256 feet
Beam - 38 feet
Draft - 22 feet
Gross Tonnage - 1689
HM NumberHM1X61
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
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Date Added Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550875 N 4184845
Decimal Degrees37.80958333, -122.42203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.575', W 122° 25.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 34.5" N, 122° 25' 19.32" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2976-2988 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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