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Scow Schooner ALMA, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



B&W Photos

HB131769
Profile View Of Starboard, Scow Schooner Alma, With Port Profile Of Steam Schooner Wapama Beyond

HB131770
View Of Bow, Scow Schooner Alma

HB131771
View Of Stern, Scow Schooner Alma

HB131772
Port Side View Of Bowsprit With Staysail Boom

HB131773
View Of Schooner From Off Port Bow, Looking Toward Windlass And Foremast

HB131774
View Of Foremast And Windlass, Scow Schooner Alma, Looking Toward Staysail Boom And Bowsprit

HB131775
View Of Windlass And Foremast, Scow Schooner Alma

HB131776
View Of Scow Schooner Alma, Looking Forward To Starboard Side Of Deck, Past Cuddy, And Toward Cargo Hatch

HB131777
View Of Scow Schooner Alma, Looking Aft From Starboard Side Of Deck At Foremast, With Cargo Hatch In Foreground

HB131778
Forward View Of Cargo Hatch, Scow Schooner Alma, Showing Centerboard Trunk

HB131779
Interior View Of Cuddy, Scow Schooner Alma

HB131780
View Of Stern, Scow Schooner Alma, Showing Rudder, Wheel, And Entry To Cuddy.

HB131781
Port Profile View Of Barn Door Rudder, Scow Schooner Alma


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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-60
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N102).
Building/structure dates: 1891 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1918 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1926 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1943 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work
National Register Number: 75000179
Significance: ALMA is the only extant San Francisco Bay scow schooner. More than four hundred of these craft were built for service on San Francisco Bay and its tributaries between 1850 and 1906. The scow schooners carried cargo and served to connect the many communities of the San Francisco Bay area before the construction of major bridges and the advent of widespread commercial trucking. The waterborne link provided by the scow schooners was a key to the region's economic growth.

Subjects
Carpentry
Cargo Ships
Sailing Ships


Related Names
Siemer, Fred
Peterson, James
Resech, Frank
Gambetta, Peter J.
Hackney, John A.
Aagar, Carl L.
Porter, Marc, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Birkholtz, Don, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PROFILE VIEW OF STARBOARD, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA, WITH PORT PROFILE OF STEAM SCHOONER WAPAMA BEYOND
2. VIEW OF BOW, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA
3. VIEW OF STERN, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA
4. PORT SIDE VIEW OF BOWSPRIT WITH STAYSAIL BOOM
5. VIEW OF SCHOONER FROM OFF PORT BOW, LOOKING TOWARD WINDLASS AND FOREMAST
6. VIEW OF FOREMAST AND WINDLASS, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA, LOOKING TOWARD STAYSAIL BOOM AND BOWSPRIT
7. VIEW OF WINDLASS AND FOREMAST, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA
8. VIEW OF SCOW SCHOONER ALMA, LOOKING FORWARD TO STARBOARD SIDE OF DECK, PAST CUDDY, AND TOWARD CARGO HATCH
9. VIEW OF SCOW SCHOONER ALMA, LOOKING AFT FROM STARBOARD SIDE OF DECK AT FOREMAST, WITH CARGO HATCH IN FOREGROUND
10. FORWARD VIEW OF CARGO HATCH, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA, SHOWING CENTERBOARD TRUNK
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF CUDDY, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA
12. VIEW OF STERN, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA, SHOWING RUDDER, WHEEL, AND ENTRY TO CUDDY.
13. PORT PROFILE VIEW OF BARN DOOR RUDDER, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA. NOTE RIGGING THAT ALLOWS STEERING WHEEL TO BE RAISED FOR VIEWING OVER HAY STACKS


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