San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Building the Seawall
Building the Seawall
Work could be hard and dirty for the pile drivers and laborers who built and maintained the Port’s seawall, wharves, and piers. The seawall extends three miles and was built in 42 segments, from 1878 to 1915, under the directions of 12 different Chief Harbor Engineers.
A Working Port
Today’s Port maintenance staff keeps 7½ miles of piers and waterfront facilities in service, a challenging assignment, as many of the structures date back more than a century. The maintenance team includes asphalters, carpenters, divers, electricians, engineers, gardeners, iron workers, laborers, machinists, mechanics, painters, pile drivers, plumbers, roofers, sheet metal workers, and welders.
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 1878.
Location. 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. Telegraph Hill (a few steps from this marker); Vallejo Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Crimps and Dives (within shouting distance of this marker); Kanrin Maru (within shouting distance of this marker); Braving the Seas (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Russian Navy Heroes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pony Express Wharf (about 500 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.
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 32 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.