Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill (HM1BRV)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94133 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.183', W 122° 24.367'

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During Gold Rush days a look-out stationed in a structure on this spot observed and signalled (sic) the arrival of incoming vessels. By adjusting movable arms high on a tall pole and by hoisting national colors, he identified the nature of the ship arriving and alerted the town below. After four years, in 1953, this novel signalling (sic) system became obselete (sic) through use of electrical telegraph.

This monument erected by California Historical Society July 20, 1961, on the occasion of the arrival of "S.S. Canberra" of the P&O Steam Navigation Company

Original plaque replace by the Coit Tower Preservation Fund, and rededicated January 31, 1993 on the arrival of "S.S. Canberra", World Cruise 1993
Marker NumberCHL 91
Year Placed1993
Placed ByCoit Tower Preservation Fund
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552280 N 4184129
Decimal Degrees37.80305000, -122.40611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.183', W 122° 24.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 10.98" N, 122° 24' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)415, 925, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 280 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco CA 94133, US
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