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Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
1. Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site Marker
Inscription. From around 1860 to the early 1890's, the Chinese had a fishing village at this site along the La Playa Trail. The village had ten shanties, drying racks and salting tanks. At the shore was a shipbuilding facility where Chinese junks were constructed in traditional design from China. The Sun Yun Lee, shown here; was the finest junk built in all California. Launched in 1884 on this site, the vessel had three masts and measured 52 feet in length, and 16 feet wide. It was built of redwood with masts and rudders made of ironwood from China. The fishermen had another village at the foot of Third Street near Chinatown where there abalone junks were anchored.They sailed these junks south along the Baja California coast to gather abalone. All the fresh fish needs of San Diego were supplied by the Chinese. Local merchants shipped marine products out of the Pacific Mail and Steamship Wharf at Fifth Avenue. By the early 1890's, due to the Chinese Exclusion Laws, the industry had to be abandoned. This monument commemorates the significant pioneer contributions of the Chinese fishermen to San Diego.
 
Erected 2012 by La Playa Trail Association.
 
Location. 32° 43.146′ N, 117° 13.871′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California,
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By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
2. Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site Marker
in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Talbot Street and Anchorage Lane, on the right when traveling south on Talbot Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Recruit (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old La Playa (approx. 1.1 miles away); El Desembarcadero (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spanish Landing (approx. 1.6 miles away); North Chapel, Building 208 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gun Platform No. 1 - 1945 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ingram Plaza (approx. 1.6 miles away); Command Center, Building 200 (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
3. Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site Marker
Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
4. Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site Marker
The Sun Yun Lee image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
5. The Sun Yun Lee
Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
6. Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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