San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This monument erected by California Historical Society July 20, 1961, on the occasion of the arrival of “S.S. Canberra” of the P&O Steam Navigation Company
Erected 1993 by Coit Tower Preservation Fund. (Marker Number 91.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
Location. 37° 48.183′ N, 122° 24.367′ W. Marker is in San Francisco Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coit Memorial Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Coit Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of Third Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Telegraph Hill Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belt Line Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francisco Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Discarded Treasure (approx. ¼ mile away); Down to the Seas in Ships (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. 1849 San Francisco and Telegraph Hill - Examiner.com. Shipping was such a primary concern to the city that even early in 1849 the firm of Sweeny and Baugh, proprietors of the Merchants Exchange, saw fit to erect a small observation post at the top of Telegraph Hill, a place that could be easily seen from all parts of the city and where there could be gained an unrestricted view of the Golden Gate... (Submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Semaphore line - Wikipedia. A semaphore telegraph, optical telegraph, shutter telegraph chain, Chappe telegraph, or Napoleonic semaphore is a system of conveying information by means of visual signals, using towers with pivoting shutters, also known as blades or paddles. Information is encoded by the position of the mechanical elements; it is read when the shutter is in a fixed position...One of the principal hills in San Francisco, California is also named "Telegraph Hill", after the semaphore telegraph which was established there in 1849 to signal the arrival of ships into San Francisco Bay. (Submitted on November 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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