Steamboat Point

Steamboat Point (HM1DKT)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 46.687', W 122° 23.486'

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It was along this shoreline, named Steamboat Point in 1851, and extending from 500 feet west of Third Street to the Foot of Second at Townsend, that the most able shipbuilders of the times built and repaired every type of vessel, from the largest class of "floating palace" riverboats and ferryboats designed to carry railroad cars, down to brigantines and yachts. Shipbuilders, John North, Henry Owens, Patrick Henry Tieman, and H.B. Tichenor made Steamboat Point famous from 1851 to 1868 as the place to haul out vessels on marine railways for caulking, coppering, and below water repairs. At a time when San Francisco depended totally on sea and river lanes for all the necessities and luxuries of life, as well as her communications with the world, the shipwrights of Steamboat Point built and maintained her watercraft at their boatyards and this narrow beach.
Placed BySan Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553591 N 4181371
Decimal Degrees37.77811667, -122.39143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.687', W 122° 23.486'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 41.22" N, 122° 23' 29.16" W
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Area Code(s)415, 650, 408, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 King St, San Francisco CA 94107, US
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