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Samoa in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bar Tug Ranger

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2019
1. Bar Tug Ranger Marker
Inscription.  This propeller and tow bit was salvaged from the Eureka Slough by William Zerlang, where the Ranger had rested since 1926, when she was abandoned after serving on the bay since 1889. She was built up in North Bend, Oregon in 1887.
The propeller was cast in iron then ground to its final specifications. It took 5 years to recover these objects in the final days of the operation it took 15 men to bring it down the bay in a barge to dry and. (sic)

Propeller weighs 4310 lbs and has a 9' 6" diameter
Power was from a 300 Horsepower steam engine
Recovered May 7 1977 and donated January 19 1985
 
Erected by Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 40° 49.2′ N, 124° 10.897′ W. Marker is in Samoa, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Vance Avenue near Cookhouse Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 908 Vance Avenue, Samoa CA 95564, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum (here, next to this marker); Samoa Cookhouse Circa 1893
Bar Tug Ranger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2019
2. Bar Tug Ranger Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Indian/Gunther Island Site 67 (Tolowot) (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eagle House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Buhne General Store (approx. 1.3 miles away); E. Janssen Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); The former Fairwind (approx. 1.3 miles away); Weaver Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Samoa.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in from of the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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