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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 woodworker 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 (sic) 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° 48.483′ N, 122° 25.374′ 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. The Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Ship into San Francisco Bay
The Carpenter Shop... Marker and Deckhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
2. The Carpenter Shop... Marker and Deckhouse
(about 500 feet away); Triple-Expansion Steam Engine (about 600 feet away); Sanitation at Sea (about 600 feet away); The Return of the C.A. Thayer (about 600 feet away); Schooner C.A. Thayer (about 600 feet away); The South End Rowing Club (about 600 feet away); Hyde Street Pier (about 600 feet away). 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 March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 105 times since then. 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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