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Luxury to the Tropics

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
1. Luxury to the Tropics Marker
Inscription.  This marker is one of a series intended to commemorate the 150 years of the Port of San Francisco. It is composed of a captioned photograph and text entitled Did you know... mounted on a cylindrical metal pylon.

The SS Malolo, launched in 1927 and shown here in San Francisco in 1934, was the largest and most palatial cruise liner built in the United States at the time. She was equipped with only first-class cabins and could reach Hawaii in a mere four-and-a-half days with here 650 passengers.

Did you know...

San Francisco has hosted “world cruises” since 1910, when the SS Cleveland called in port carrying 762 passengers. The 588-foot ship sailed from New York to Europe, the Far East and the Pacific Islands before arriving in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the SS Cleveland purchased $1,000,000 worth of supplies for the three-month voyage back to the East Coast.

The Port of San Francisco
150 Years
1863 – 2013
“Where the City meets the Bay”

 
Erected
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
2. Luxury to the Tropics Marker
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2013 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 1927.
 
Location. 37° 48.452′ N, 122° 24.42′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on The Embarcadero, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1560 The Embarcadero, 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. Indian Occupiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francisco Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eagle Cafe Moves Up to Pier 39. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Legal Hassles. (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Rare Moment of Cooperation (approx. ¼ mile away); Discarded Treasure (approx. ¼ mile away); San Francisco's Most Popular Postcard. (approx. ¼ mile away); Kids for Hire. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Pier 37.
 
Luxury to the Tropics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
3. Luxury to the Tropics Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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