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A Rare Moment of Cooperation

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 21, 2021
1. A Rare Moment of Cooperation Marker
Inscription.  The pictures you see are of our nextdoor neighbor, the old Pier 41. The facade came down with a blaze of glory and a torrent of water went up in its place, the result of a broken one-inch water line buried deep in the facade years ago.

Pier 41 was leased in those days by two parties, Crowley Maritime (operators of the Red and White Fleet) and Pier 39 (future operators of the Blue and Gold Fleet). The lease line, unfortunately, ran right down the middle of Pier 41, causing some minor “neighborly” problems.

While we had to tear down our half of the old Greco- Roman facade to create the Pier 39 Fishing Pier, it seemed that Mr. Crowley wasn't particularly interested in tearing down his half. For a while it looked like the only answer was for us to tear down our half and build some kind of structure to hold Crowley's half up.

Finally, an agreement was reached and when the facade came down, it was quite a high point in the history of the Waterfront - It was probably the last time the Red and White Fleet and the Blue and Gold Fleet have cooperated on anything.

 
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Location. 37° 48.575′ N, 122° 24.628′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Pier 39 north of The Embarcadero. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Our Legal Hassles. (within shouting distance of this marker); San Francisco's Most Popular Postcard. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eagle Cafe Moves Up to Pier 39. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kids for Hire. (about 300 feet away); Deep Pockets - But Not Deep Enough. (about 300 feet away); The $25 Reward That Cost $2,416,825. (about 400 feet away); The Big Pier 37 Fire. (about 400 feet away); Pier 39 Obsolete for Shipping? (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the upper level of Pier 39, a little less than halfway to the end, mounted to the exterior of the Crab House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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