San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1860 - 2010
The 150th Anniversary of the First Japanese Vessel to San Francisco
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 37° 47.991′ N, 122° 23.876′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from The Embarcadero, on the right when traveling north. The plaque is mounted in the sidewalk in front of Pier 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crimps and Dives (here, next to this marker); Braving the Seas (a few steps from this marker); Vallejo Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Seawall (within shouting distance of this marker); Telegraph Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Russian Navy Heroes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pony Express Wharf (about 400 feet away); A Sailor’s Life is a Dangerous One (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. The Kanrin Maru: the Japanese Ship that Crossed the Pacific.
"It was a Japanese crew's first experience making such a long voyage and they faced considerable hardships, including severe weather, during the difficult crossing."(Submitted on June 24, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.)
2. Japanese warship Kanrin Maru.
"The official objective of the mission was to send the first ever Japanese embassy to the US, and to ratify the new treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation between the United States and Japan."(Submitted on June 24, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.