San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Balclutha was a cargo ship, one of thousands of iron and steel sailing vessels built in Great Britain and Europe beginning in the 1860s.
During thirteen years under the British flag, Balclutha called at San Francisco five times, bringing coal and general cargo from Europe and returning with California grain.
From 1903 to 1930 the ship made yearly voyages between San Francisco and Alaska. Renamed Star of Alaska, she sailed for the Alaska Packers Association, carrying men and supplies to the canneries and bring back packed salmon.
Built: 1886, Glasgow, Scotland
Builder: Charles Connel & Co.
Length on Deck - 256 feet
Beam - 38 feet
Draft - 22 feet
Gross Tonnage - 1689
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.
Location. 37° 48.575′ N, 122° 25.322′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County 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 Cathead... (a few steps from this marker); Paddle Tug Eppleton Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Forecastle... (a few steps from this marker); Steam Tug Hercules (within shouting distance of this marker); Towing in the Open Ocean (within shouting distance of this marker); Workin' on the Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Half-Deck (within shouting distance of this marker); The Deckhouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The Ship Balclutha, part of the San Francisco Maritime Nation Historical Park, is berthed at the Hyde Street Pier, located at the bottom of Hyde Street.
Also see . . . Star of Alaska (formerly Balclutha, later Pacific Queen and Balclutha) - Texas Tech University. After the last voyage for the Alaska Packers Association in 1930, Star of Alaska lay idle for two years. In 1932, the ship was purchased by Frank Kissinger. Kissinger was a showman who had worked carnivals (Submitted on March 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
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 231 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.