San Rafael in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Junk Grace Quan
Most junks carried a single, five-batten lugsail. They also featured a daggerboard forward of the mast, and a rudder which could have its depth adjusted. When wind was calm, the fishermen could use oars, rowed from the bow, and a long sculling oar, called a "yuloh" worked from the stern.
BASIC FACTS: Length: 42 ft., 3 in.
Beam: 10 ft., 4 in.
Draft, daggerboard, rudder down: 5 ft.
Draft, daggerboard, rudder up: 1 ft.
Erected by A Partnership of San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and China Camp State Park.
Location. 38° 0.062′ N, 122° 27.651′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from North San Pedro Road near Biscayne Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1896 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael CA 94901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the China Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Wa Jen Ha Lio (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marin County Civic Center (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mission San Rafael Arcangel (approx. 4.1 miles away); Marin (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Gate House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Falkirk Community Cultural Center (approx. 4.3 miles away); William A. Richardson (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Rafael.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the pier at China Camp State Park.
Also see . . . Grace Quan - Wikipedia. Grace Quan is a modern reconstruction of a Chinese-American shrimp fishing junk, similar to those in the fleet that operated in San Francisco Bay in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The junk was built in 2003 as a joint project between China Camp State Park in San Rafael, California and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and is now jointly exhibited and operated by both institutions. (Submitted on April 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.