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Landing Downtown

 
 
Landing Downtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 21, 2022
1. Landing Downtown Marker
Side 1
Inscription.  
Side 1:
Yesterday’s Port
Landing Downtown
The captain of the ferry boat Eureka guides the vessel into a slip behind the Ferry Building, circa 1940. Without radar or other aids to navigation, the maneuver could be challenging, particularly in fog, darkness, and stormy weather.

Side 2:
Today’s Port
Navigating the Bay

Nowadays ferry captains have radar, radios, and an array of sophisticated equipment to assist with safe navigation on the Bay. Ferries provide commuters and travelers with a relaxing and scenic alternative to congested bridges and highways.

Side 3:
The Port of San Francisco

- Established 1863 -
”The City’s Connection to the Bay”
 
Erected by Port of San Francisco.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 37° 47.927′ N, 122° 23.819′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County.
Landing Downtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 21, 2022
2. Landing Downtown Marker
Side 2
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Marker is on The Embarcadero North, on the right when traveling north. It is north of Pier 7 and south of Broadway. 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. A Sailor’s Life is a Dangerous One (a few steps from this marker); Russian Navy Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferry Boats (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Braving the Seas (about 400 feet away); Kanrin Maru (about 500 feet away); Crimps and Dives (about 500 feet away); Vallejo Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The maker is mounted to a galvanized steel culvert pipe planted upright in a vertical position on the sidewalk.
 
Landing Downtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 21, 2022
3. Landing Downtown Marker
Side 3
Landing Downtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 21, 2022
4. Landing Downtown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 10, 2022