Jack London's Cabin

Jack London's Cabin (HM1COP)

Location: Oakland, CA N7M 5J5 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.632', W 122° 16.49'

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In 1968 Russ Kingman, an area businessman with a passion for Jack London, headed an expedition to the Alaskan wilderness to authenticate a tiny cabin discovered in the woods on the north fork of Henderson Creek. The cabin was said to be the location where Jack London wintered in 1897-98 when he was prospecting during the Yukon gold rush. Kingman brought Sgt. Ralph Godfrey, handwriting expert from the Oakland Police Department's forgery detail, along to verify London's signature which was scratched out on the ceiling. Once the cabin was determined to be legitimate it was disassembled, packed out of the wilderness and the logs divided into two piles. Half went to Dawson City, Canada and half was purchased by the Port and came to Oakland. Two cabins were replicated from the original materials and now both cities have duplicate tributes to Jack London, world renowned author and adventurer. The Cabin was dedicated on July 1, 1970.

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The Port of Oakland
Placed ByPort of Oakland
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 563845 N 4183192
Decimal Degrees37.79386667, -122.27483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.632', W 122° 16.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 37.92" N, 122° 16' 29.40" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-199 Webster Street Tube, Oakland CA N7M 5J5, US
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