San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Southbeach Shoreline – 1852
“Oh you Saints look don (sic) on the new made town. And tell me, pray, which way to go? Oh the shoreline’s deranged and everything’s changed. Tell me, pray, which way to go?” - South of Market Journal, 1926
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
Location. 37° 46.738′ N, 122° 23.462′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on King Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboat Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); California Electric Building (about 400 feet away); King Street (about 500 feet away); Rammaytush (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jack London (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chutchui and Sitlintac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shipbuilding at Steamboat Point (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . San Francisco's Changing Shoreline - San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The discovery of gold at Coloma in 1848 brought people from all over the world into California. Most of them arrived by ship to San Francisco. Passengers and crew alike abandoned ship, as the new “miners” went inland towards the gold fields east of Sacramento. Some abandoned ships were docked and used as stores, like the Niantic, now beneath the Transamerica Building. Other ships became “raw material”—part of the debris and fill used to extend San Francisco’s shoreline. (Submitted on March 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 491 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.