Discarded Treasure

Discarded Treasure (HM1DZD)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94133 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.324', W 122° 24.198'

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This marker is one of a series intended to commemorate the 150 years of the Port of San Francisco. It is composed of a captioned photograph and text entitled Did you know... mounted on a cylindrical metal pylon.

A San Francisco harbormaster estimated that 62,000 people, known as 49ers, arrived from around the world by ship in 1849. More than 500 ships were abandoned in what is now known as San Francisco's Financial District. In 2001, the General Harrison, an abandoned 1840s vessel was discovered at Battery and Clay Streets during construction of a new hotel.

Did you know...

Telegraph Hill got its name from the New Marine Telegraph, a semaphore placed on it summit in 1850 to announce ships arriving through the Golden Gate. Depending upon the arrangements of its two arms, the semaphore signaled whether a ship was friend or foe, in distress or ready to be worked. It was most popular for signaling the arrival of mail.

The Port of San Francisco
150 Years
1863 - 2013
"Where the City meets the Bay"
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPort of San Francisco
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552527 N 4184391
Decimal Degrees37.80540000, -122.40330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.324', W 122° 24.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 19.44" N, 122° 24' 11.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415, 925, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1560-1568 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94133, US
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