Inside, steel hull plates and numerous other
ship components were galvanized, or coated
with zinc, in order to reduce corrosion: a
process that involved lye, sulfuric acid and
muriatic acid. The dangerous nature of this
process may have led to the building being
sited at the very edge of the yard.
Erected 2020 by Union Iron Works Historic District.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yard Evolution: New Power and Production (here, next to this marker); Industrial Architecture (a few steps from this marker); Yard Layout: Form Follows Function (a few steps from this marker); Crane 14 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ship Propeller Drive Shaft (within shouting distance of this marker); Industrialization of the Shoreline (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steel Lathe (about 400 feet away); Radial Drill Press (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the south side of Building 49 in Crane Cove Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.