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Ship BALCLUTHA, 2905 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB129497
Port Side Profile.

HB129498
View Toward The Port Bow.

HB129499
View Of Bow.

HB129500
3/4 View Of Starboard Profile Looking Aft.

HB129501
View Of Stern.

HB129502
Starboard Profile Of Bowsprit.

HB129503
View Of Bow, Starboard Side.

HB129504
Bow Profile, Port Side, Taken During Move To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129505
Starboard Profile Of Stern.

HB129506
View Forward Of Main Deck Taken From Mainmast Top.

HB129507
View Aft Of Poop Deck Taken From Mainmast Top.

HB129508
Forecastle Deck, Starboard Side, Looking Forward Toward Bowsprit.

HB129509
View From Head Of Forecastle Deck Looking Aft.

HB129510
Forecastle Deck Capstan And Bitts.

HB129511
Starboard Anchor And Cathead.

HB129512
Forecastle Head Deck And Bowsprit.

HB129513
Bowsprit.

HB129514
Port Cathead.

HB129515
Fish Tackle.

HB129516
Ship's Bell, Located On The Forecastle Deck Breast Rail

HB129517
View Aft Along Centerline Of Ship From Forecastle Deck Rail.

HB129518
Foremast Starboard Fiferail.

HB129519
Ventilator, Main Stays, And Foremast At Main Deck.

HB129520
Foremast Shrouds, Port Side At Main Deck.

HB129521
View Up Foremast, Starboard Side.

HB129522
View Up Mainmast, Forward Face, Showing Upper And Lower Topsail, Topgallant And Royal Spars.

HB129523
Mizzenmast, Top, Topgallant And Royal Masts And Spars, Forward View.

HB129524
Foremast, Top, Topgallant And Royal Masts And Spars, View From Behind.

HB129525
View Looking Up Foremast From Main Deck.

HB129526
View Of Fore Topmast Taken From Main Top.

HB129527
Main Truss.

HB129528
Detail Of Main Shrouds And Main Stay At Top, Starboard Side.

HB129529
View Aft Of Main Deck, Port Side, Taken From Just Aft Of Forecastle Bulkhead Showing Foremast, Fore Shrouds, Pig House, Midship House And Boat Skids.

HB129530
Midship House: Carpenter's Shop, View Taken From Starboard Side.

HB129531
Midship House: Galley, View Taken From Port Side.

HB129532
Midship House: Brassbounders' (apprentices) Half Deck (crew's Workshop At Time Of Photo).

HB129533
View Aft Of Port Side Of Main Deck Taken From Just Aft Of Midship House, Showing Main Hatch, Mainmast And Poop Bulkhead.

HB129534
Main Shrouds At Main Deck, Port Side.

HB129535
Main Starboard Fife Rail And Bilge Pumps At Mainmast.

HB129536
View Looking Down On Bilge Pumps From Poop Deck, Starboard Side.

HB129537
View From Mizzen Hatch Looking Forward Toward Capstan, Mainmast

HB129538
View From Forward End Of Poop Deck, Port Side, Looking Aft Toward Poop Capstan, Booby Hatch, And Mizzenmast

HB129539
Poop Deck Capstan

HB129540
Balclutha Maintenance Crew Members (left To Right), Rigger Foreman Steven Hyman, Riggers Tamerlane Halaj And Timothy Przygocki, With Main Shrouds Beyond

HB129541
Oblique View Of Booby Hatch Showing Aft And Port Faces

HB129542
Mizzen Fife Rail, Port Side

HB129543
Oblique View Of Chart House Showing Aft And Port Faces

HB129544
Chart House Interior, View Aft Toward Stairs To Master's Cabin.

HB129545
Chart House Interior, View Forward Toward Built-in Chest Of Drawers, Ship's Clock And Barometer.

HB129546
Oblique View Aft Of Saloon Skylight With Steering Gear Beyond, Mizzen Gaff Boom Above

HB129547
Forward Face Of Saloon Skylight

HB129548
Patent Steering Gear, Hatch And Steering Compass Binnacle, View From Starboard Looking Aft

HB129549
Patent Steering Gear, Saloon Skylight, And Chart House Beyond, View From Port Looking Forward

HB129550
Starboard Profile Of Steering Gear, Wood Housing Has Been Removed Showing Mechanism

HB129551
Oblique View Aft Of Steering Gear, Showing Mechanism

HB129552
Steering Gear Mechanism, View Forward

HB129553
View Looking Aft, Bunks Are A Museum Reconstruction Ca

HB129554
View Of Windlass, Looking Forward (cage Is A Museum Addition).

HB129555
Windlass, Port Side.

HB129556
Windlass, View Looking Aft, Hatch To Modern Galley In Foreground.

HB129557
View Of Bow Stoppers (compressors) From Port Side Looking Forward.

HB129558
View Looking Aft From Starboard Side.

HB129559
Starboard Profile Of Mizzenmast, Original Poop Bulkhead To Left.

HB129560
Pantry.

HB129561
Saloon Looking Aft Toward Built-in Sofa.

HB129562
View Across Saloon Toward Open Door Of Spare Cabin, Displayed As Children's Room, Hanging Bottle Rack In Foreground, Beneath Skylight.

HB129563
View Of Saloon Looking Forward Toward Built-in Sideboard With Mirror.

HB129564
View Across Saloon To Port Toward Door To Mates' Quarters, Cage Is A Museum Addition.

HB129565
Saloon, View Forward Toward Built-in Sideboard; Hanging Bottle Rack In Foreground.

HB129566
Saloon, View Up Into Skylight.

HB129567
Saloon, View Of Port Side Panelling And Doors Leading To Mates' Quarters.

HB129568
Master's Cabin, View Looking Forward Toward Bed And Chest Of Drawers.

HB129569
Master's Cabin, View Looking Forward Toward Chest Of Drawers, And Built-in Sofa.

HB129570
Master's Cabin, View Aft.

HB129571
Master's Bath.

HB129572
Master's Bath.

HB129573
Spare Cabin, View Aft.

HB129574
Storeroom, Port Side, Showing Rudder Post.

HB129575
'china Town', Starboard Side Looking Aft Past Bunk Bed Frames.

HB129576
Port Side Cargo Port At Frame Number 40.

HB129577
Stern Area, Linoleum Has Been Removed Showing Possible Original Decking

HB129578
Lumber Ports At Stern

HB129579
Open Lumber Hatch In Deck, Portside

HB129580
View Up Through Lumber Hatch From Lower Hold

HB129581
Closer View Through Lumber Hatch From Lower Hold

HB129582
View Aft Toward Collision Bulkhead.

HB129583
View Forward At 'tween Deck Level.

HB129584
View Forward Of Lower Level.

HB129585
View Forward From Base Of Fore Peak.

HB129586
View Of Base Of Collision Bulkhead, Port Side.

HB129587
View Down At Chain Locker Bulkhead Showing Keelson And End Of Chain At Floor, Frame Number 110.

HB129588
View Aft Of Storage And Maintenance Area From Near Frame Number 96, Port Side.

HB129589
Detail Of Structure At Frame 76, Starboard Side Looking Aft, Deck Hand Mike Wall In Lower Right.

HB129590
Starboard Side Looking Aft From Frame 64, Toward Museum Display.

HB129591
'rigger's Loft' (not Original) Looking Aft, Port Side, From Approximately Frame Number 50.

HB129592
View Aft, Port Side, From Just Forward Of The Mizzenmast

HB129593
View Down At Mizzenmast Step.

HB129594
View Aft Toward Stern, Port Side, From Approximately Frame 18.

HB129595
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129596
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129597
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129598
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129599
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129600
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129601
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129602
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129603
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129604
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129605
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129606
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129607
Balclutha Is Moved From Pier 41 To Hyde Street Pier.

HB129608
Starboard Profile, 1988.

HB129609
Port Profile, Some Layers Of Paint Have Been Removed, 1990.

HB129610
Close-up View Of Face, 1988.

HB129611
After Side.

HB129612
Port Side.

HB129613
Fore Side Showing Receptacle For Flinders Bar, Used To Counteract Deviation Caused By Surrounding Metals.

HB129614
Detail Of The Compass Face.

HB129615
The Door In The After Side Of The Binnacle Has Been Removed To Show The Iron The Storage Area Of The Iron Pieces Used For Compass Adjustment.

HB129616
Balclutha In San Francisco Bay, Pre-1911

HB129617
Balclutha Pre-1911

HB129618
Pre-1911

HB129619
Pre-1911

HB129620
Pre-1911

HB129621
Pre-1911

HB129622
Extension Of Poop Deck In 1911 At United Engineering Works, Alameda, California

HB129623
Post-1911

HB129624
Post-1911 Under Sail

HB129625
Post-1911 At Berth, Probably At Alaska Packer's Association Yard In Alameda

HB129626
Post-1911

HB129627
Date Unknown

HB129628
View Forward From Port Side Of Poop Deck, Just Aft Of Chart House While Ship Is Under Sail

HB129629
View Forward From Port Side Of Poop Deck At Mizzenmast While Ship Is Under Sail

HB129630
View Forward From Poop Deck, Standard Compass And Binnacle In Foreground

HB129631
Main Deck, Starboard Side Below Boat Beams (skids), Looking Toward Forecastle Deck From Next To Deck House

HB129632
Forecastle Deck, View Aft, Port Side

HB129633
Forecastle Deck, View Aft Showing Capstan, Bitts, Foremast

HB129634
Forecastle Deck, View Aft Showing Capstan, Bell, Foremast

HB129635
As Star Of Alaska, 1925

HB129636
Photograph Of A Copy Of The Original Shop Drawing For The Lumber Ports Added In 1899

HB129637
Photograph Of The Drawing Titled 'star Of Alaska Traced From An Original Rigging Plan By Captain C.a

HB129638
Photograph Of Painting By Charles S


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Item Title


Location
2905 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-54
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N5).
Building/structure dates: 1886 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1911 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1955 subsequent work
National Register Number: 76000178
Significance: One of the last surviving steel-hulled full-rigged ships. Vessel involved in the 19th century Pacific Coast grain trade and the 20th century Pacific Coast salmon packing trade.

Related Names
Charles Connell & Company
McMillan, Robert
J.J. Moore & Company
Alaska Packers Association
Kissinger, Frank A (Tex)
Kortum, Karl


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Port side profile.
2. View toward the port bow.
3. View of bow.
4. 3/4 view of starboard profile looking aft.
5. View of stern.
6. Starboard profile of bowsprit.
7. View of bow, starboard side.
8. Bow profile, port side, taken during move to Hyde Street Pier.
9. Starboard profile of stern.
10. View forward of main deck taken from mainmast top.
11. View aft of poop deck taken from mainmast top.
12. Forecastle deck, starboard side, looking forward toward bowsprit.
13. View from head of forecastle deck looking aft.
14. Forecastle deck capstan and bitts.
15. Starboard anchor and cathead.
16. Forecastle head deck and bowsprit.
17. Bowsprit.
18. Port cathead.
19. Fish tackle.
20. Ship's bell, located on the forecastle deck breast rail. Photograph taken by Russell Booth, June 1989.
21. View aft along centerline of ship from forecastle deck rail.
22. Foremast starboard fiferail.
23. Ventilator, main stays, and foremast at main deck.
24. Foremast shrouds, port side at main deck.
25. View up foremast, starboard side.
26. View up mainmast, forward face, showing upper and lower topsail, topgallant and royal spars.
27. Mizzenmast, top, topgallant and royal masts and spars, forward view.
28. Foremast, top, topgallant and royal masts and spars, view from behind.
29. View looking up foremast from main deck.
30. View of fore topmast taken from main top.
31. Main truss.
32. Detail of main shrouds and main stay at top, starboard side.
33. View aft of main deck, port side, taken from just aft of forecastle bulkhead showing foremast, fore shrouds, pig house, midship house and boat skids.
34. Midship house: carpenter's shop, view taken from starboard side.
35. Midship house: galley, view taken from port side.
36. Midship house: Brassbounders' (apprentices) half deck (crew's workshop at time of photo).
37. View aft of port side of main deck taken from just aft of midship house, showing main hatch, mainmast and poop bulkhead.
38. Main shrouds at main deck, port side.
39. Main starboard fife rail and bilge pumps at mainmast.
40. View looking down on bilge pumps from poop deck, starboard side.
41. View from mizzen hatch looking forward toward capstan, mainmast. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
42. View from forward end of poop deck, port side, looking aft toward poop capstan, booby hatch, and mizzenmast. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
43. Poop deck capstan. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
44. BALCLUTHA maintenance crew members (left to right), rigger foreman Steven Hyman, riggers Tamerlane Halaj and Timothy Przygocki, with main shrouds beyond. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
45. Oblique view of booby hatch showing aft and port faces. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
46. Mizzen fife rail, port side. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
47. Oblique view of chart house showing aft and port faces. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
48. Chart house interior, view aft toward stairs to master's cabin.
49. Chart house interior, view forward toward built-in chest of drawers, ship's clock and barometer.
50. Oblique view aft of saloon skylight with steering gear beyond, mizzen gaff boom above. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
51. Forward face of saloon skylight. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
52. Patent steering gear, hatch and steering compass binnacle, view from starboard looking aft. Photograph by Jet Lowe, April 1988.
53. Patent steering gear, saloon skylight, and chart house beyond, view from port looking forward. Jet Lowe photographer, April 1988.
54. Starboard profile of steering gear, wood housing has been removed showing mechanism. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
55. Oblique view aft of steering gear, showing mechanism. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
56. Steering gear mechanism, view forward. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989.
57. View looking aft, bunks are a museum reconstruction ca. 1955.
58. View of windlass, looking forward (cage is a museum addition).
59. Windlass, port side.
60. Windlass, view looking aft, hatch to modern galley in foreground.
61. View of bow stoppers (compressors) from port side looking forward.
62. View looking aft from starboard side.
63. Starboard profile of mizzenmast, original poop bulkhead to left.
64. Pantry.
65. Saloon looking aft toward built-in sofa.
66. View across saloon toward open door of spare cabin, displayed as children's room, hanging bottle rack in foreground, beneath skylight.
67. View of saloon looking forward toward built-in sideboard with mirror.
68. View across saloon to port toward door to mates' quarters, cage is a museum addition.
69. Saloon, view forward toward built-in sideboard; hanging bottle rack in foreground.
70. Saloon, view up into skylight.
71. Saloon, view of port side panelling and doors leading to mates' quarters.
72. Master's cabin, view looking forward toward bed and chest of drawers.
73. Master's cabin, view looking forward toward chest of drawers, and built-in sofa.
74. Master's cabin, view aft.
75. Master's bath.
76. Master's bath.
77. Spare cabin, view aft.
78. Storeroom, port side, showing rudder post.
79. 'China Town', starboard side looking aft past bunk bed frames.
80. Port side cargo port at frame number 40.
81. Stern area, linoleum has been removed showing possible original decking. Russell Booth photographer, December 1990.
82. Lumber ports at stern. Jet Lowe photographer, April 1988.
83. Open lumber hatch in deck, portside. Russell Booth photographer, December 1990.
84. View up through lumber hatch from lower hold. Russell Booth photographer, December 1990.
85. Closer view through lumber hatch from lower hold. Russell Booth photographer, December 1990.
86. View aft toward collision bulkhead.
87. View forward at 'tween deck level.
88. View forward of lower level.
89. View forward from base of fore peak.
90. View of base of collision bulkhead, port side.
91. View down at chain locker bulkhead showing keelson and end of chain at floor, frame number 110.
92. View aft of storage and maintenance area from near frame number 96, port side.
93. Detail of structure at frame 76, starboard side looking aft, deck hand Mike Wall in lower right.
94. Starboard side looking aft from frame 64, toward museum display.
95. 'Rigger's Loft' (not original) looking aft, port side, from approximately frame number 50.
96. View aft, port side, from just forward of the mizzenmast. Cans in foreground store Fluid Film, used to protect structural steel below waterline from oxidation. Sails stored on shelving in background have since been moved to Museum Storage.
97. View down at mizzenmast step.
98. View aft toward stern, port side, from approximately frame 18.
99. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
100. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
101. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
102. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
103. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
104. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
105. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
106. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
107. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
108. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
109. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
110. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
111. BALCLUTHA is moved from Pier 41 to Hyde Street Pier.
112. Starboard profile, 1988.
113. Port profile, some layers of paint have been removed, 1990.
114. Close-up view of face, 1988.
115. After side.
116. Port side.
117. Fore side showing receptacle for flinders bar, used to counteract deviation caused by surrounding metals.
118. Detail of the compass face.
119. The door in the after side of the binnacle has been removed to show the iron the storage area of the iron pieces used for compass adjustment.
120. BALCLUTHA in San Francisco Bay, pre-1911. Photo by Wilton.
121. BALCLUTHA pre-1911. I. F. Dunn Collection. (A6.20,664n)
122. Pre-1911. 'Ship, Star of Alaska, Entering Chignik Bay, Alaska', noted on photograph. Fred Heick Collection.
123. Pre-1911. View forward from near mizzen hatch, starboard side showing crew standing on a load of lumber. Note main fife rail, small hatch with cover (possibly original 'lime juice hatch') just aft. Fred Heick Collection.
124. Pre-1911. View forward from mizzen shrouds, starboard side; Chinese cannery workers boarding ship from barge, S/V BENJAMIN F. PACKARD in background. Note main fife rail with fresh water pump. Fred Heick Collection. (G12.799)
125. Pre-1911. Crew on main deck, starboard side at main hatch, looking aft. Note dark object in center of photo that may be original main deck capstan. Fred Heick collection. (K9.9571)
126. Extension of poop deck in 1911 at United Engineering Works, Alameda, California. (B4.35,579n)
127. Post-1911. Photo labeled 'Thwaites, 138b (or 6). Cannery Ship Star Of Alaska, Chignik, Alaska.' (G6.40,438n)
128. Post-1911 under sail. Gabriel Moulin photographer. (P80-8 8084.3n)
129. Post-1911 at berth, probably at Alaska Packer's Association yard in Alameda. (A1.35,581n)
130. Post-1911. Photograph labeled, 'SEASON 1913. CAPTAIN, 1st MATE, SUPT AND STOREKEEPER, A.P. ASS'N CANNERY, SHIP STAR OF ALASKA.' View forward from mizzenmast, post side.
131. Date unknown. View of port bow of ship berthed at Alaska Packers' yard, Alameda. Wm. Muir collection. (B2.28240)
132. View forward from port side of poop deck, just aft of chart house while ship is under sail. (J9.4,439n)
133. View forward from port side of poop deck at mizzenmast while ship is under sail. (J9.28,443n)
134. View forward from poop deck, standard compass and binnacle in foreground. (J9.40,580n)
135. Main deck, starboard side below boat beams (skids), looking toward forecastle deck from next to deck house. (J9.28518)
136. Forecastle Deck, view aft, port side. (J9.28535)
137. Forecastle deck, view aft showing capstan, bitts, foremast. (J9.28529)
138. Forecastle deck, view aft showing capstan, bell, foremast. (J9.28521)
139. As STAR OF ALASKA, 1925. Crew members at the forecastle deck capstan. (J9.28,516n)
140. Photograph of a copy of the original shop drawing for the lumber ports added in 1899. Original located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
141. Photograph of the drawing titled 'STAR OF ALASKA Traced from an original rigging plan by Captain C.A. Halvorson 1909 F.W. Shaw August 1944.' Original located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
142. Photograph of painting by Charles S. Morrell, showing BALCLUTHA while under British registry. J7.20663.


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