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Ferry EUREKA, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB131694
View Of Bow, Port Side.

HB131695
View Of Stern, Portside, Toward Pilot House.

HB131696
Bow, Port Side.

HB131697
Stern Looking Forward At Passenger Deck, Weatherdeck And Pilot House.

HB131698
Paddle Wheel, Port Side.

HB131699
View Through Port Side Paddle Wheel Horizontally.

HB131700
Aft Pilot House, View From Passenger Deck.

HB131701
Forward Pilot House, Portside.

HB131702
Forward Pilot House, Portside, Closer View.

HB131703
Interior Pilot House Showing Wheel, Engine Room Intercom, Binnacle.

HB131704
Bunk Room, Just Aft Of Wheel Room.

HB131705
View Aft Toward Stack, C.a

HB131706
Stack With Ventilators, After Side.

HB131707
Car Deck, Looking Forward, 1915 Mack Truck On Left With 1926 Dodge Behind, 1937 Diamond Pickup Truck On Right With 1931 Ford Model A Mail Truck Behind.

HB131708
Car Deck, Starboard Side, Holding Area Looking Forward.

HB131709
Forward Car Deck, Central Stairs Leading To Passenger Deck.

HB131710
Exterior Passenger Deck, Portside, Looking Forward.

HB131711
Passenger Deck Looking Forward Toward Newsstand, Sundries Store.

HB131712
Passenger Deck Looking South, Restaurant On Left

HB131713
Engine Room Housing In Center Of Passenger Deck, Port Side Looking Aft.

HB131714
View Athwartships, Passenger Deck Seating, Forward End.

HB131715
Forward End Of Passenger Deck, Restaurant Area.

HB131716
Walking Beam And Stack.

HB131717
Profile Of Walking Beam, Crank Shaft To Right.

HB131718
Crosshead, Piston Rod, Top Of Main Steam Cylinder, With A-frame Beyond.

HB131719
Piston Rod, Top Of Main Steam Cylinder.

HB131720
Engine Control Room, Car Deck.

HB131721
Engine Control Room, Car Deck.

HB131722
View Looking At A-frame Tie Rods.

HB131723
View Looking Up At Crank And Crank Shaft.

HB131724
Crank And Crank Shaft.

HB131725
Crank And Crank Shaft Vacuum Pump, Auto Level.

HB131726
View Down Forward Leg Of A-frame, Cylinder At Top Of Photo, Hotwell In Center, Crank At Base.

HB131727
Engine Room, View Of Vacuum Pump With Condenser To The Right.

HB131728
Condenser Pump, Condenser, Cylinder Base.

HB131729
Steam Powered Generator.

HB131730
Drive Shaft, Port Side, See Negative For Springs.

HB131731
Boiler Room, Number 3 Of 4 Boilers.

HB131732
Steerage, Where Guide Chains Turn Corner.

HB131733
Steering Piston.

HB131734
Steering Guide Chain Exiting Hull.

HB131735
Keelson, Sister Keelsons, Looking Down.

HB131736
View Along Keelson With Sister Keelsons.

HB131737
Forepeak, North End.


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Item Title


Location
Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-59
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N278).
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1977 subsequent work
National Register Number: 73000229
Significance: EUREKA, considered to be the only extant vessel of its type in the United States, symbolizes an era of travel that has all but vanished from American waters. One of only two remaining "walking-beam" marine steam engines remaining in the US, EUREKA (Ukiah) plied the waters of San Francisco Bay servicing the San Francisco and Northern Pacific Railway. Carrying railroad cars and passengers, she continued in operation through 1920. In 1920 she was almost completely rebuilt, lengthened, and made ready for carrying automobiles and passengers under the name EUREKA until 1941. Now located at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, she is used to interpret the once common era of steam ferry transport, showcasing her walking-beam engine and a collection of antique automobiles. Built almost entirely of Douglas fir, she is the largest surviving wooden-hulled vessel in the United States.EUREKA is one of two survivors from a once large fleet of steam ferries that served on San Francisco Bay and played a vital role in the regional economy. These ferries provided the connection between San Francisco and its transbay hinterland that made possible the growth of suburbs in Marin County, Contra Costa County, and the East Bay. Before highways and suspension bridges, the ferries were the main conduits for travelers within the region.

Subjects
War (World War I)
War (World War II)
Transportation


Related Names
Tierman, Patrick
Dickie, John
Union Iron Works
Southern Pacific Railroad
Northern Pacific Railway
Green, Charles
Doll, William M., Field Team
Muir, John, Field Team
Burgh, Emil, Field Team
Donahoe, Kelly, Field Team
Thomas, Hans, Field Team
Porter, Marc, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Anderson, Richard K., Delineator
Lockett, Dana, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View of bow, port side.
2. View of stern, portside, toward pilot house.
3. Bow, port side.
4. Stern looking forward at passenger deck, weatherdeck and pilot house.
5. Paddle wheel, port side.
6. View through port side paddle wheel horizontally.
7. Aft pilot house, view from passenger deck.
8. Forward pilot house, portside.
9. Forward pilot house, portside, closer view.
10. Interior pilot house showing wheel, engine room intercom, binnacle.
11. Bunk room, just aft of wheel room.
12. View aft toward stack, C.A. THAYER to the right, city of San Francisco beyond.
13. Stack with ventilators, after side.
14. Car deck, looking forward, 1915 Mack Truck on left with 1926 Dodge behind, 1937 Diamond Pickup Truck on right with 1931 Ford Model A Mail Truck behind.
15. Car deck, starboard side, holding area looking forward.
16. Forward car deck, central stairs leading to passenger deck.
17. Exterior passenger deck, portside, looking forward.
18. Passenger deck looking forward toward newsstand, sundries store.
19. Passenger deck looking south, restaurant on left. (Note C.A. THAYER bowsprit to right outside windows.)
20. Engine room housing in center of passenger deck, port side looking aft.
21. View athwartships, passenger deck seating, forward end.
22. Forward end of passenger deck, restaurant area.
23. Walking beam and stack.
24. Profile of walking beam, crank shaft to right.
25. Crosshead, piston rod, top of main steam cylinder, with A-frame beyond.
26. Piston rod, top of main steam cylinder.
27. Engine control room, car deck.
28. Engine control room, car deck.
29. View looking at A-frame tie rods.
30. View looking up at crank and crank shaft.
31. Crank and crank shaft.
32. Crank and crank shaft vacuum pump, auto level.
33. View down forward leg of A-frame, cylinder at top of photo, hotwell in center, crank at base.
34. Engine room, view of vacuum pump with condenser to the right.
35. Condenser pump, condenser, cylinder base.
36. Steam powered generator.
37. Drive shaft, port side, see negative for springs.
38. Boiler room, number 3 of 4 boilers.
39. Steerage, where guide chains turn corner.
40. Steering piston.
41. Steering guide chain exiting hull.
42. Keelson, sister keelsons, looking down.
43. View along keelson with sister keelsons.
44. Forepeak, north end.


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