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The ferryboat Klamath was built in San Francisco in 1925 and often operated out of Hyde Street Pier. These steel propellers were taken off when she was converted to office space in 1964. Both propellers show signs of cavitation, which occurs when …
In 1907, the historic buildings on this block were built as a food cannery and warehouse by the California Fruit Canners Association, now known as Del Monte foods and headquartered in San Francisco. Called "Del Monte Plant No. 1", the facility was…
The brigantine Galilee "...has invariably outsailed and outpointed every vessel with which she has ever been in company, and has the reputation of being the smartest sailing vessel out of San Francisco."
— The Rudder, January 1899
was made here in 1952
It was inspirationally invented
at Shannon Airport by
It was fortuitously introduced here by
It was nurtured to a national institution by
Home of Dashiell Hammett and Sam Spade
Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) lived in this building from 1926 until 1929, when he wrote his first three novels: Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), and The Maltese Falcon (1930).
Sam Spade's apar…
was built in Scotland for the San Francisco grain trade. From the time of her launching, in 1886, until 1890 she was employed in transporting the grain harvests of California's interior valleys to the ports of Europe.
"Although the building an…
This timber to support the anchor ready for "letting go" has been a fixture on shipboard for hundreds of years. As the ship approached port, the anchor was hung from the cathead by a chain called a ring stopper. One end of this chain (distinct fro…
Life in the half deck was, perhaps, the bravest start in this mortal life ever made by human beings. The stripling of 15 or 16 years of age had to pass through the fire, had to face the elements of wind and sea in their fury had to do a man's work…
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 th…
The helmsman, standing behind the wheel of the a sailing ship seldom looked ahead.
He looked down into the compass, if ordered to steer a compass course.
Or he looked alternately at compass and up at a sail (the mizzen royal) when the yard…