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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X75_triple-expansion-steam-engine-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
Before you is a 30 ton triple-expansion engine from the steam schooner Wapama, This is the larges artifact rescued from the vessel before it demolition. Inside the visitors center across the street are extensive exhibits and films. There you can s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X6R_scow-schooner-alma-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
"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 S…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X6Q_hyde-street-pier-was-part-of-highway-101-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built, the only way to drive north from San Francisco was to cross the Bay on a ferryboat. The Golden Gate Ferry began service to Sausalito in 1922, and Hyde Street Pier officially became part of Route 101, the st…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X6M_towing-in-the-open-ocean-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
The Hercules was an "outside" tug built to live and pull in the open ocean. She could steam for 30 days or 8,000 miles without refueling, and her crew could travel from bow to stern without exposure to rough weather. Few West Coast boats could mat…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X6L_workin-on-the-railroad-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
Between 1924 and 1962, Hercules worked for the Western Pacific Railroad moving railroad cars on barges between Oakland/Alameda and Islais Creek/Fishermam's Wharf. Because these car floats were pushed and pulled from the side, rather than simply to…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X6K_hicks-engine-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
The Hicks eight-horsepower engine was the most popular power source for San Francisco's "Monterey" fishing boats. Its simple design made for economy, reliability, and ease of maintenance. The Bay Area led the nation in production of heavy duty…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X61_ship-balclutha-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
"No one who has not been there can imagine the strain on the captain in trying to get around Cape Horn. This passage in the Balclutha was about my hardest time. - Captain Alfred Durkee, Master 1894-1899 Balclutha was a cargo ship, one of thous…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X60_the-return-of-the-c-a-thayer-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
The 1895 lumber schooner C.A. Thayer has gone to a shipyard in Alameda, CA for installation of her masts and rigging. The last West Coast lumber schooler in existence, the ship will be undergoing restoration boat at the yard and here at the pier t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X5Z_schooner-c-a-thayer-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X5Y_paddle-tug-eppleton-hall-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
"The Eppleton Hall is the handiest type of tug that was ever built." - Captain John Gibson, Sunderland, England. Eppleton Hall is typical of the tugs used in the coal ports of Northern England to tow barges and shipping. Similar paddle tugs we…
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