Alameda in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pan Am China Clipper
Landmark No. 968
Erected 1985 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with Pan American Airlines and Alameda Naval Air Station. (Marker Number 968.)
Location. 37° 47.205′ N, 122° 18.164′ W. Marker is in Alameda, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on West Mall Square. Click for map. Marker is located between Lexington and Saratoga Streets at the entrance to the Naval Air Station Mall. Marker is in this post office area: Alameda CA 94501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad (a few steps from this marker); The Jimmy Doolittle Pier – Alameda Naval Air Station (approx. one mile away); Food & Ships The Music They Played on 7th Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); Seventh Street (approx. 1.4 miles away); Charles P. Howard Terminal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Evolution of a Marine Terminal (approx. 1.4 miles away); History of the Transbay Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alameda.
Regarding Pan Am China Clipper. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.968 on November 5, 1985.
Also see . . .
1. The Flying Clippers. In 1492, Columbus set sail in search of a western route to the Orient. Instead, he found a new world. Magellan's expedition found a way around this "obstacle" when it sailed around what is now Cape Horn and eventually back into known seas. Four hundred years later the Panama Canal shortened the route to China by 8,000 miles. In 1937, Juan Trippe, President of Pan American Airways, reduced the journey from over three weeks to six days, seven hours, and twenty minutes. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
2. The Martin 130 – China Clipper. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
3. Edwin Musick. A Biography of Captain Edwin Musick. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
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