Ferryboat Eureka Historical

Ferryboat Eureka Historical (HM1X4Z)

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

N 37° 48.542', W 122° 25.27'

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Eureka was originally launched as the Ukiah, a rail car and passenger ferry. She ran between San Francisco and Tiburon for the San Francisco and Northern Pacific Railroad, later the Northwestern Pacific.

Between 1920 and 1922 Ukiah was totally rebuilt as the automobile ferry Eureka. She ran to Marin until 1941, and to Oakland until 1957, one of the last auto ferries on the bay.

Eureka's huge single cylinder "walking beam" engine is the last such engine afloat in this country. Technically outdated by the 1890s, these slow turning paddle engines remained popular for their simplicity and reliability.

Built: 1890, Tiburon, California
Builder: San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad, George Dickie, Contactor.
Length Overall -1299 feet , 6 inches
Beam Over Guards - 78 feet, 6 inches
Draft - 10 feet
Gross Tonnage - 2420
Engine Type - Single cylinder walking beam
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HM NumberHM1X4Z
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550951 N 4184784
Decimal Degrees37.80903333, -122.42116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.542', W 122° 25.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 32.52" N, 122° 25' 16.2" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415, 510, 650
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2976-2984 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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