Schooner C.A. Thayer Historical

Schooner C.A. Thayer Historical (HM1X5Z)

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

N 37° 48.553', W 122° 25.292'

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She was a steady little ship. She wasn't too fast to sail and beat, or anything like that, but she was a solid-built ship. - Captain Emil Anderson, Master 1915

Thayer was one of 123 three-masted schooners built on the West Coast for the lumber trade. From 1895 until 1912 she sailed with lumber cargoes from the Pacific Northwest to California ports.
She was then purchased by "Whitehead Pete" Nelson, owner of a salmon salting station in Alaska. Thayer made yearly trips from San Francisco Bay to Bristol Bay with men and supplies, returning with barreled salmon.
In 1925 Thayer became a cod fisherman, sailing from Washington and fishing in the Bering Sea. Her final trip, in 1950, was the last commercial voyage by a West Coast sailing vessel.

Built: 1895, Fairhaven, Humboldt Bay, California
Builder: Hans Bendixson Shipyard.
Length on Deck - 156 feet
Beam - 36 feet
Draft - 11 feet
Gross Tonnage - 453
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HM NumberHM1X5Z
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 550919 N 4184805
Decimal Degrees37.80921667, -122.42153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.553', W 122° 25.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 33.18" N, 122° 25' 17.52" 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 2990-2998 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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