Shipbuilding at Steamboat Point

Shipbuilding at Steamboat Point (HM1QWM)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 46.838', W 122° 23.307'

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At the time of the Gold Rush, Tichenor's Ways built and repaired early wooden steamboats and vessels. Calm but deep water near Steamboat Point helped this industry thrive. Henry B. Tichenor built a marine railways in 1851, but shipbuilding moved south when Pacific Rolling Mills, an ironworks ship builder, moved its operation to Pier 70.
Did you know...
Following the 1850s Gold Rush, real estate along the waterfront could be claimed by sinking a ship and filling the bay around it. The protruding ships were used as warehouses, hotels, jails, homes, brothels, and pretty much anything else imaginable.
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPort of San Francisco
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553852 N 4181652
Decimal Degrees37.78063333, -122.38845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.838', W 122° 23.307'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 50.28" N, 122° 23' 18.42" W
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Area Code(s)415, 650, 408, 510
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-29 King St, San Francisco CA 94107, US
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