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The Carpenter Shop...

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
1. The Carpenter Shop... Marker
Inscription. The usual ship's carpenter was a Northerner - a Scot, a Finn, a Swede, a Norwegian, or a Nova Scotiaman. All of these were superb woodworkers and equal to the to the variety of tasks found on shipboard.
For instance, windjammers always carried spare spars, but in an unfinished state, so that in an emergency either a top mast, topd'l yard, or jib boom could be shaped from the same baulk of timber. This was the carpenter's job: to step up with his chalk line and broadaxe and trim a seventy foot spar by hand, usually under the rigourous conditions following a partial dismasting.
At a less trying time, the captain might choose to rearrange his quarters and a good ship' s carpenter could easily duplicate the delicate panelling and joiner work installed originally in the builder's shipyard.
 
Location. 37° 48.6′ N, 122° 25.336′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on 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 (a few steps from this marker); Towing in the Open Ocean (a few
The Carpenter Shop... Marker and Deckhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
2. The Carpenter Shop... Marker and Deckhouse
steps from this marker); Steam Tug Hercules (a few steps from this marker); The Deckhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hicks Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Half-Deck (within shouting distance of this marker); Balclutha (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Fiferail... (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The Carpenter Shop... markers is found onboard the Balclutha, near the deckhouse, mid-ship, port side.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Carpenter Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
3. The Carpenter Shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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