Business on the Wharf

Business on the Wharf (HM1DZF)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94111 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.983', W 122° 23.868'

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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.

Derby-hatted Tom Crowley consults his brother Dave at Vallejo Street Wharf in 1905. In 1892, they purchased an 18-foot row boat to transport personnel and supplies from shore to ships anchored in the bay. They expanded their family business to become San Francisco's largest international maritime corporation, Crowley Maritime, which continues to operate today.

Did you know...

San Francisco's Embarcadero, Spanish for "the place to embark," is the point where the City meets the Bay, where harbor boats (tugs, ferries, pilot boats) coexist with pedestrians, families and athletes. The Port of San Francisco boasts the distinction of stewarding The Embarcadero, which is the largest waterfront district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Port of San Francisco
150 Years
1863 - 2013
"Where the City meets the Bay"
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPort of San Francisco
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553015 N 4183764
Decimal Degrees37.79971667, -122.39780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.983', W 122° 23.868'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 58.98" N, 122° 23' 52.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415, 510, 858, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-556 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94111, US
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