Captain Shorey

Captain Shorey (HM1QWR)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94105 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.46', W 122° 23.39'

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Born in Barbados, West Indies in 1859, Captain William Thomas Shorey served as the only black captain on the Pacific Coast during the rise of San Francisco as America's principal whaling port. Captain Shorey, known as "Black Ahab" by his crew, took his wife and daughter whaling on the Gayhead, upon which Mrs. Shorey remarked of their 4-year-old daughter: "Victoria is a remarkable sailor, she knows all the ropes and has perfect command of her father."

Did you know...

On "Bloody Thursday", July 5, 1934, more than 1,000 striking maritime workers and longshoremen clashed with police along The Embarcadero. Two workers died when police fired shots into the crowd at Steuart Street. This led to the San Francisco General Strike, which shut down the City for four days. Ultimately, maritime unions were recognized and wages and working conditions improved dramatically.
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPort of San Francisco
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Date Added Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553722 N 4182801
Decimal Degrees37.79100000, -122.38983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.46', W 122° 23.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 27.6" N, 122° 23' 23.4" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650, 310
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 327 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105, US
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