San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fast Tides, Frisky Winds & Wet Sails
Master Mariners Beat Across the Golden Gate, July 4, 1884... The strong west wind blows out the topsail of the lumber schooner Occidental as she makes a sharp turn, heading for Fort Point between two scow schooners. Parades and speeches took up the morning, picnics and watersports the afternoon, as thousands lined the wharves, covered Telegraph Hill, and placed their bets repeatedly on the 20-mile workboat race. The Champion Rooster Banner (along with a ton of coal) was awarded that night at the Mariner's Ball, where musicians were hired to play until dawn.
"Banjos, Beer by the Keg, and Homemade Pickles for the Launch
Jack London and Charmian on Board the Snark, Built by Pop Anderson in India Basin for their Round-the-World Cruise... In 1906, London dedicated his book, The Cruise of the Snark, to his wife with these words: "To Charmian, the Mate of the Snark, who took over the wheel, night or day, when entering or leaving port or running a passage, who took the wheel in every emergency, and who wept after two years of sailing, when the voyage was discontinued."
A Wet Sail on San Francisco Bay in 1885... William Letts Oliver has to cling to the bowsprit of the yacht Emerald and balance his studio camera
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
Location. 37° 47.51′ N, 122° 23.397′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from The Embarcadero near Folsom Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 281 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 20,000 Years Ago (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Shorey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard Street (about 400 feet away); Folsom Street (about 400 feet The Big Strike (about 600 feet away); Fireboats on the Bay (about 700 feet away); Hills Brothers Coffee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harrison Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is in Rincon Park, on the north side of Cupid's Span.
Also see . . . The Cruise of the Snark (The World of Jack London). The voyage that was intended to last seven years saw the Snark sail to Hawaii, the Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, the Solomon's and ended on the Island of Guadacanal, where ill health forced Jack to sail commercially to Sydney, Australia for treatment of a skin problem feared to be Leoprosy, but diagnosed as Psoriasis. (Submitted on March 5, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 5, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.