The Forecastle... Historical

The Forecastle... Historical (HM1X7T)

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

N 37° 48.576', W 122° 25.338'

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The sailors lived forward in the forecastle ( pronounced foc's'le); the captain and mates lived aft in more comfortable surroundings.

Sailors found the Balclutha's cramped quarters a great improvement over those earlier, smaller ships where the crew berthed below the main deck in a tiny forecastle entered via a small scuttle and narrow ladder. While the increased size of ships in Balclutha's day permitted crew quarters above the main deck under a raised forecastle, the seamen now had the ship's anchor windlass as a cumbersome centerpiece in their triangular bedroom. "A piano in the foc's'le" was their expression for this arrangement.
Nowadays the law forbids locating the crew's quarters in the bow of the ship because of the exposed condition in case of collision.
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HM NumberHM1X7T
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550851 N 4184847
Decimal Degrees37.80960000, -122.42230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.576', W 122° 25.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 34.56" N, 122° 25' 20.28" 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 2976-2988 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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