San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Carpenter Shop...
For instance, windjammers always carried spare spars, but in an unfinished state, so that in an emergency either a top mast, topd'l yard, or jib boom could be shaped from the same baulk of timber. This was the carpenter's job: to step up with his chalk line and broadaxe and trim a seventy foot spar by hand, usually under the rigourous conditions following a partial dismasting.
At a less trying time, the captain might choose to rearrange his quarters and a good ship' s carpenter could easily duplicate the delicate panelling and joiner work installed originally in the builder's shipyard.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 37° 48.6′ N, 122° 25.336′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Hyde Street near Jefferson Street, on the left when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2950 Hyde Street, San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Workin' on the Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Towing in the Open Ocean (a few steps from this marker); Steam Tug Hercules (a few steps from this marker); The Deckhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hicks Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Half-Deck (within shouting distance of this marker); Balclutha (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Fiferail... (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The Carpenter Shop... markers is found onboard the Balclutha, near the deckhouse, mid-ship, port side.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.