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Schooner C.A. Thayer

 
 
Schooner <i>C.A. Thayer</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
1. Schooner C.A. Thayer Marker
Caption: (main photo) The Thayer sets out for Pete Nelson's Bristol Bay salmon station in 1912 carrying and workers supplies for the season.; (map, bottom right) The principal lumber ports on the West Coast.
Inscription. She was a steady little ship. She wasn't too fast to sail and beat, or anything like that, but she was a solid-built ship. - Captain Emil Anderson, Master 1915

Thayer was one of 123 three-masted schooners built on the West Coast for the lumber trade. From 1895 until 1912 she sailed with lumber cargoes from the Pacific Northwest to California ports.
She was then purchased by "Whitehead Pete" Nelson, owner of a salmon salting station in Alaska. Thayer made yearly trips from San Francisco Bay to Bristol Bay with men and supplies, returning with barreled salmon.
In 1925 Thayer became a cod fisherman, sailing from Washington and fishing in the Bering Sea. Her final trip, in 1950, was the last commercial voyage by a West Coast sailing vessel.

BASIC FACTS:
Built: 1895, Fairhaven, Humboldt Bay, California
Builder: Hans Bendixson Shipyard.
Length on Deck - 156 feet
Beam - 36 feet
Draft - 11 feet
Gross Tonnage - 453

 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 48.553′ N, 122° 25.292′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San
Schooner <i>C.A. Thayer</i> and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
2. Schooner C.A. Thayer and Marker
Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Hyde Street near Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north. 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. Petaluma's Sternwheel (a few steps from this marker); Hyde Street Pier Was Part of Highway 101 (a few steps from this marker); The Return of the C.A. Thayer (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferryboat Eureka (within shouting distance of this marker); Paddle Tug Eppleton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Tug Sea Fox (within shouting distance of this marker); Ship Balclutha (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tubbs Cordage Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  C.A. Thayer History. ...She was named for Clarence A. Thayer, a partner in the San Francisco-based E.K. Wood Lumber Company.
Between 1895 and 1912, Thayer usually sailed from E.K. Wood's mill in Grays Harbor, Washington, to San Francisco. But she also carried lumber as far south as Mexico, and occasionally even ventured offshore to Hawaii and Fiji. (Submitted on March 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Schooner <i>C.A. Thayer</i> image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
3. Schooner C.A. Thayer
Schooner <i>C.A. Thayer</i> image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
4. Schooner C.A. Thayer
Schooner <i>C.A. Thayer</i> image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
5. Schooner C.A. Thayer
C.A. Thayer, launched November 12, 1895 image. Click for full size.
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6. C.A. Thayer, launched November 12, 1895
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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