Towing in the Open Ocean Historical

Towing in the Open Ocean Historical (HM1X6M)

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

N 37° 48.589', W 122° 25.336'

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Hercules' First Career, 1908-1924

The Hercules was an "outside" tug built to live and pull in the open ocean. She could steam for 30 days or 8,000 miles without refueling, and her crew could travel from bow to stern without exposure to rough weather. Few West Coast boats could match
strength and stamina on ocean tows.
Between 1908 and 1924 Hercules towed sailing ships, schooners, disabled steamers, and heavy equipment (like dredges and dry-docks) to distant ports like Papeete, Tahiti, and Jacksonville Florida. In the early years, she moved ship-sized barges of crude oil to San Francisco Bay refineries. Later she towed massive cigar-shaped rafts of logs down the Coast to Southern California, and barges of coal from the Pacific Northwest to San Francisco.
HM NumberHM1X6M
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550854 N 4184871
Decimal Degrees37.80981667, -122.42226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.589', W 122° 25.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 35.34" N, 122° 25' 20.16" 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 2986-2998 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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