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Propellers from Klamath

 
 
Propellers from <i>Klamath</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 2, 2018
1. Propellers from Klamath Marker
Inscription.  The ferryboat Klamath was built in San Francisco in 1925 and often operated out of Hyde Street Pier. These steel propellers were taken off when she was converted to office space in 1964. Both propellers show signs of cavitation, which occurs when air bubbles, formed by the spinning prop, eat away the metal surface.
 
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 48.455′ N, 122° 25.307′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Jefferson Street west of Hyde Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The South End Rowing Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Triple-Expansion Steam Engine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steam Donkey Engine (about 300 feet away); San Francisco Bay "Ark" (about 300 feet away); Hyde Street Pier (about 400 feet away); Sanitation at Sea
Propellers from <i>Klamath</i> and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 2, 2018
2. Propellers from Klamath and Marker - Wide View
(about 400 feet away); First Ship into San Francisco Bay (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker and propellers are found at the end of Jefferson Street, and are a part of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
 
Also see . . .  Ferries of San Francisco Bay (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 14, 2018.)
 
Closeup of propeller from <i>Klamath</i>, showing evidence of cavitation image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 2, 2018
3. Closeup of propeller from Klamath, showing evidence of cavitation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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