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Steam Tug EPPLETON HALL, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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Location
Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-63
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N323).
Building/structure dates: 1914 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1969 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: The steam side paddlewheel tugboat EPPLETON HALL was the last of the famed British paddleboats to be built. Its engine is the once-common, but now rare, twin sidelever "grasshopper" engine. It was typical of tugs on the River Tyne and other streams and estuaries in England. In 1970, the EPPLETON HALL became the last sidewheeler to cross the Atlantic.EPPLETON HALL is the last extant Tyne River paddle tug afloat. The type was developed on the Tyne River in England to assist colliers up and down the river. EPPLETON HALL was a late model of the type, so it cannot claim the role of ancestor to American paddle tugs. The EPPLETON HALL and the American paddle tug do share a common progenitor. This is especially relevant since no American built paddle tugs remain in existence.

Subjects
Tugboats
Exhibitions
Paddle Steamers


Related Names
Hepple & Company Ltd
Lambton Collieries Ltd
Newhall, Scott
Seaham Dock Compnay
France, Fenwick, Wear And Tyne Ltd.
Seaham Harbor Dock Company
Doll, Bill, Field Team
Muir, John, Field Team
Miles, Ted, Field Team
Porter , Marc, Historian
Delgado, James, Historian
Clifford, Candace, Historian
Chappell, Gordon, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Lockett, Dana, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. STARBOARD PROFILE AT HYDE STREET PIER, S/V BALCLUTHA BEYOND
2. VIEW OF VESSEL, LOOKING TOWARD PORT BOW
3. VIEW OF STERN, LOOKING OFF STARBOARD QUARTER
4. STERN VIEW OF EPPLETON HALL, SHOWING BALCLUTHA WHALEBOAT (REPLICA) IN FOREGROUND
5. VIEW SHOWING PORT SIDE WHEEL HOUSING
6. VIEW SHOWING STERN, PORT SIDE
7. VIEW OF VESSEL, LOOKING TOWARD STACK, WHEELHOUSE AND SIDE LOCKERS
8. VIEW OF VESSEL, SHOWING PORT SIDE-PADDLE, SIDE LOCKER (USED FOR TOILET AND STORAGE DURING ATLANTIC CROSSING), MAINMAST, WHEELHOUSE AND STACK
9. VIEW OF AFT, LOOKING TOWARD MAINMAST, WITH ENGINE ROOM AND WHEELHOUSE ABOVE
10. VIEW SHOWING PORT SIDE OF WHEELHOUSE, WITH ENGINE ROOM VENTILATOR AT RIGHT
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF WHEELHOUSE, LOOKING TOWARD PORT SIDE DOOR AND SHOWING BINNACLE FORWARD OF WHEEL
12. VIEW OF VESSEL, LOOKING TOWARD BOW, WITH MAINMAST AND FORWARD SCUTTLE IN FOREGROUND
13. VIEW SHOWING SHIPKEEPER WILLIAM DILLMAN PAINTING PORT BOAT CRADLE, WITH FERRYBOAT EUREKA BEYOND
14. VIEW OF GALLEY
15. VIEW OF BUNK ROOM
16. VIEW OF ENGINE ROOM, LOOKING FORWARD, SHOWING ENGINE ROOM TELEGRAPHS AND PISTON CROSS-BARS
17. VIEW OF Engine ROOM, LOOKING AFT, SHOWING PISTON CROSS-BARS
18. VIEW OF ENGINE ROOM, SHOWING CYLINDER TO GRASSHOPPER ENGINE, LOOKING FORWARD
19. VIEW OF BOILERS, OIL FIRED ADAPTATION, SHOWING FIRE TUBE IN RIGHT FOREGROUND
20. VIEW OF 'LISTER' FUEL PUMP, ENGINE ROOM, SHOWING EXHAUST PIPE IN CENTER21. VIEW OF VESSEL IN DRY DOCK, LOOKING TOWARD STARBOARD BOW WITH BULWARK REMOVED
22. STARBOARD VIEW WITH STRINGS MARKING SECTIONS TO USE WITH PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SOFTWARE
23. VIEW OF STARBOARD SIDE PADDLE WHEEL WITH HOUSING REMOVED
24. VIEW LOOKING AFT OF STARBOARD SIDE PADDLE WHEEL
25. OBLIQUE VIEW OF STARBOARD STERN FROM AMIDSHIPS
26. VIEW LOOKING AT STARBOARD PROFILE OF STERN
27. STARBOARD VIEW OF RUDDER WITH FRAME FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRIC MEASUREMENTS
28. VIEW OF VESSEL, LOOKING TOWARD STARBOARD STERN SHOWING REPAIRS BEING DONE TO HULL PLATES


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