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Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Harpoon Cannon

(Whaling Gun)

 
 
Harpoon Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 26, 2012
1. Harpoon Cannon Marker
Inscription.  The whaling gun below this plaque came off the ship; “Cody.” Gib Hunter was the Captain of the ship and was the last of the whalers to operate off the West Coast. Captain Hunter presented this whaling gun to Bud Spenger.
 
Erected by Spenger's Fish Grotto.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 37° 52.095′ N, 122° 17.991′ W. Marker was in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker was on 4th Street north of University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1919 4th Street, Berkeley CA 94710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Spenger’s Fish Grotto (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Street Historic District (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Workingman’s Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bowen’s Inn/Higgins Grocery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 935 Hearst Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Church of the Good Shepherd
Harpoon Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 26, 2012
2. Harpoon Cannon Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Toveri Tupa – Finnish Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fullen Market Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Spenger's Fish Grotto image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 26, 2012
3. Spenger's Fish Grotto
Harpoon Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Diane Phillips
4. Harpoon Cannon Marker
The harpoon cannon display and the marker have been removed. Here the cannon appears to be discarded. Spenger's Grotto Restaurant has been permanently closed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on September 12, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on September 12, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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