San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Towing in the Open Ocean
Hercules' First Career, 1908-1924
Between 1908 and 1924 Hercules towed sailing ships, schooners, disabled steamers, and heavy equipment (like dredges and dry-docks) to distant ports like Papeete, Tahiti, and Jacksonville Florida. In the early years, she moved ship-sized barges of crude oil to San Francisco Bay refineries. Later she towed massive cigar-shaped rafts of logs down the Coast to Southern California, and barges of coal from the Pacific Northwest to San Francisco.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 48.589′ N, 122° 25.336′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San 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. Workin' on the Railroad (here, next to this marker); Steam Tug Hercules The Deckhouse (a few steps from this marker); The Half-Deck (a few steps from this marker); The Cathead... (a few steps from this marker); The Forecastle... (a few steps from this marker); Balclutha (within shouting distance of this marker); Ship Balclutha (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The steam tug Hercules, part of the San Francisco Maritime Nation Historical Park, is located on the Hyde Street Pier at the bottom of Hyde Street.
Also see . . . The Labors of Hercules - National Park Service. This is a National Park Service exhibit shown at the San Francisco Maritime Nation Historical Park Visitors Center from July 2007 to Spring 2008. (Submitted on March 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.