San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Business on the Wharf
Derby-hatted Tom Crowley consults his brother Dave at Vallejo Street Wharf in 1905. In 1892, they purchased an 18-foot row boat to transport personnel and supplies from shore to ships anchored in the bay. They expanded their family business to become San Francisco’s largest international maritime corporation, Crowley Maritime, which continues to operate today.
Did you know...
San Francisco’s Embarcadero, Spanish for “the place to embark,” is the point where the City meets the Bay, where harbor boats (tugs, ferries, pilot boats) coexist with pedestrians, families and athletes. The Port of San Francisco boasts the distinction of stewarding The Embarcadero, which is the largest waterfront district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1863 – 2013
“Where the City meets the Bay”
Erected 2013 by Port of San Francisco.
Location. 37° 47.983′ N, 122° 23.868′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 556 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crimps and Dives (a few steps from this marker); Vallejo Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Italy Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Russian Navy Heroes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Telegraph Hill (about 300 feet away); Pony Express Wharf (about 300 feet away); World War II (about 400 feet away); Green Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This maker is south of Pier 9.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.