Samoa in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bar Tug Ranger
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
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 Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum (here, next to this marker); Samoa Cookhouse Circa 1893 (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 165 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.