Built by the Hyde Windlass Company of Bath, Maine
this capstan is a reminder of those early
days. Its strong mechanical force was used to pull on
ropes, cables, and hawsers for lifting and
hauling sails, anchor lines, and other such tasks at sea,
and ashore to supplement straining
manpower. This capstan is made entirely of iron,
with gearing in the head that provides a
mechanical advantage when the bars
are pushed counterclockwise.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 34° 24.576′ N, 119° 41.138′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Stearns Wharf, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Barbara CA 93101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stearns Wharf (a few steps from this marker); Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (a
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.