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Steamboat Point

 
 
Steamboat Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
1. Steamboat Point Marker
Inscription. It was along this shoreline, named Steamboat Point in 1851, and extending from 500 feet west of Third Street to the Foot of Second at Townsend, that the most able shipbuilders of the times built and repaired every type of vessel, from the largest class of “floating palace” riverboats and ferryboats designed to carry railroad cars, down to brigantines and yachts. Shipbuilders, John North, Henry Owens, Patrick Henry Tieman, and H.B. Tichenor made Steamboat Point famous from 1851 to 1868 as the place to haul out vessels on marine railways for caulking, coppering, and below water repairs. At a time when San Francisco depended totally on sea and river lanes for all the necessities and luxuries of life, as well as her communications with the world, the shipwrights of Steamboat Point built and maintained her watercraft at their boatyards and this narrow beach.
 
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
 
Location. 37° 46.687′ N, 122° 23.486′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on King Street near 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 King Street, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Steamboat Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
2. Steamboat Point Marker
Statue of Willie Mays, Jr. in the background.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southbeach Shoreline – 1852 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (about 500 feet away); Rammaytush (about 500 feet away); California Electric Building (about 500 feet away); Chutchui and Sitlintac (about 600 feet away); King Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jack London (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shipbuilding at Steamboat Point (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk at AT&T Park's Willie Mays Plaza.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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