Steam Tug Hercules Historical

Steam Tug Hercules Historical (HM1X5X)

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

N 37° 48.587', W 122° 25.334'

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... we picked up six million feet of timber in a raft to tow South to San Diego. Long, slow lazy days, making no more than three knots. We rigged a fishing line and caught beautiful King Salmon on the way." - Albert Hody, Hercules Fireman.

Built on the East Coast for the Shipowners and Merchant Tugboat Company. Hercules made her maiden voyage of 13,500 miles around the tip of South America, towing the Goliah, a sistership.

Until 1923 Hercules ranged the West Coast from Alaska to Panama, with tows including sailing vessels (the C.A. Thayer among them), log rafts and barges.

Hercules worked on the bay from 1924 until 1962, towing railroad barges for Western Pacific. Her strong steel hull and reliable triple-expansion engine assured her a long and useful life.

Built: 1907, Camden, New Jersey
Builder: John H. Dialogue and Son
Length Overall - 139 feet
Beam - 26 feet
Gross Tonnage - 409
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HM NumberHM1X5X
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
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550857 N 4184867
Decimal Degrees37.80978333, -122.42223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.587', W 122° 25.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 35.22" N, 122° 25' 20.04" 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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