Scow Schooner Alma Historical

Scow Schooner Alma Historical (HM1X6R)

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

N 37° 48.614', W 122° 25.371'

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"The bay used to be full of them... They worked on the tide, they'd go up the cricks and riser's and lay on the flat until they got their cargo in and then out they'd go. Got, they were a busy outfit... What load they carried. - F.H. Wade, Scow Schoonerman

Alma is the last of some 400 locally built scow schooners. Designed to haul hay, salt , bricks, and other bulk products, scows were well suited for the shallow reaches of the bay and delta.

Alma was one of five scows owned by James Peterson. She was used in a number of local trades, but most often carried salt from Alviso to San Francisco.

In 1917 Alma was rigged down for use as an unpowered barge, and later was converted to a dredge. She came to this museum in 1939 and has been restored to active sailing condition.
Built: 1891 Hunters Point, San Francisco

Builder: Fred Seimer
Length on Deck - 59 feet
Beam - 22 feet, 6 inches
Gross Tonnage - 41
Draft - 3 feet, 6 inches
HM NumberHM1X6R
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550802 N 4184917
Decimal Degrees37.81023333, -122.42285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.614', W 122° 25.371'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 36.84" N, 122° 25' 22.26" 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 2998 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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