Pony Express Ferry "Oakland"

Pony Express Ferry "Oakland" (HMCHV)

Location: Oakland, CA 94607 Alameda County
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N 37° 47.663', W 122° 16.64'

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Dedicated April 23, 1999
Jack London Square
By Port of Oakland, William Campbell Family, Dreyers Grand Ice Cream, Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service, Waterfront Plaza Hotel & Jacks, Sportsman's Hall - Pollock Pines Pony Express Home Station, Pony Express Trail Association

Sponsors: Walter R. Harmon · Miller Packing Company · Dealey, Renton and Associates · Piedmont Grocery Company · Employees of Scotts Seafood · Oakland Association of Realtors · Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce · Bay Cities Produce Company (Est. A.B. Del Masso 1947)

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At the summit of Fish Ranch Road Pony Express Rider Thomas Bedford followed today's Claremont, Telegraph, and Broadway Streets to the pier located at this site.

Captain Falkenburgh arrived here with the "Oakland" at 9:15 AM. The telegraph had informed him about Bedford. He waited awhile but then gave the order to "Haul in and let go." Bedford was then sighted and the plank put out again for the flying horse and Pony Express mail. At 9:32 AM Bedford rode on board and arrived in San Francisco at 10:30 A.M.

Bedford's trip from Martinez covered 25.9 miles in 1 hour and 40 minutes. This was an average of 15.5 MPH. This first overland trip between Sacramento and San Francisco on April 23, 1860 covered 98.7 miles in 9 hours and 45 minutes, by two riders.
?1999 Joe Nardone

{More sponsors continue below the text;}Joseph L. Schroeder · Enoch A. Hunter · Cecelia M. Shinn · Glenn T. Seaborg · Cobel Glann, Inc. · Peerless Coffee Co. · First & Last Chance Saloon · Nor-Cal Metal Fabricators · Oakland Athletic Club · Meyer Plumbing Suppy · Consolidated Lack Inc. · Paramount Aluminum · Jack London Inn · Broadway Ford
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Year Placed1999
Placed BySee Front of Marker Inscription
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 563625 N 4183247
Decimal Degrees37.79438333, -122.27733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.663', W 122° 16.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 39.78" N, 122° 16' 38.40" W
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Area Code(s)510, 559, 415, 925, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-12 San Francisco Bay Trail, Oakland CA 94607, US
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