San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Between 1920 and 1922 Ukiah was totally rebuilt as the automobile ferry Eureka. She ran to Marin until 1941, and to Oakland until 1957, one of the last auto ferries on the bay.
Eureka's huge single cylinder "walking beam" engine is the last such engine afloat in this country. Technically outdated by the 1890s, these slow turning paddle engines remained popular for their simplicity and reliability.
Built: 1890, Tiburon, California
Builder: San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad, George Dickie, Contactor.
Length Overall - 299 feet , 6 inches
Beam Over Guards - 78 feet, 6 inches
Draft - 10 feet
Gross Tonnage - 2420
Engine Type - Single cylinder walking beam
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.
Location. 37° 48.542′ N, 122° 25.27′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2950 Hyde Street, San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Return of the C.A. Thayer (a few steps from this marker); Tug Sea Fox (a few steps from this marker); Hyde Street Pier Was Part of Highway 101 (a few steps from this marker); The Tubbs Cordage Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Petaluma's Sternwheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Schooner C.A. Thayer (within shouting distance of this marker); Sanitation at Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Paddle Tug Eppleton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The ferryboat Eureka, part of the San Francisco Maritime Nation Historical Park, is located on the Hyde Street Pier at the bottom of Hyde Street.
Also see . . .
1. Eureka (ferryboat) - Wikipedia. Although a number of large ferryboats survive in the US, Eureka is the only one with a wooden hull. She is one of the most impressive remaining examples of traditional American wooden shipbuilding...
Her walking beam engine was originally powered by coal-fired boilers (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Sidewheeler ferryboat Eureka model - YouTube. A YouTube video of a working walking beam model on the Eureka. (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.