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Ship Brooklyn

 
 
Ship Brooklyn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
1. Ship Brooklyn Marker
Inscription. Commemorating the landing at this point of the ship Brooklyn, July 31, 1846. A 370 ton vessel, carrying Mormon Colonists and crew of nearly 300 under the leadership of Samuel Brannan.

In the hold was a printing press, 179 books for education purposes , two complete flour mills, plows, harrows and a supply of implements for settling the new country.
 
Erected 1940 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, San Francisco County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.929′ N, 122° 24.026′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Broadway, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Broadway, San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clark’s Point (a few steps from this marker); Old Ship Saloon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vallejo Street (about 700 feet away); Green Street (about 800 feet away); Pony Express Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Italy Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Telegraph Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Business on the Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
Ship Brooklyn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. Ship Brooklyn Marker

 
Also see . . .  Voyage of the “Brooklyn” - LDS Ensign. From the northeastern United States, Latter-day Saints converged in New York City in the winter of 1845–46. Lacking means to travel overland to Nauvoo, Illinois, these Saints answered the call of Church leaders to gather to the West by pooling their money and chartering a ship. Under the leadership of Brother Samuel Brannan, who had been appointed by Elder Orson Pratt of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, they would sail around South America’s Cape Horn to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) and then on to California, crossing the equator twice in the process, making perhaps the longest religious sea pilgrimage in recorded history. (Submitted on February 27, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 196 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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