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Tall Ships of San Francisco c.1870 NOT SEEN IN 130 YEARS

Saturday, October 22, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Melani Van Petten.
Location Details:
Balclutha Tall Ship at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco Maritime Park.

Join us on Oct. 22nd 2005 at the San Francisco Maritime Park on the Tall Ship Balclutha for an exciting evening exploring 19th Century Tall Ship history of San Francisco. The Tall Ships of San Francisco is a collection of 1,500 daguerreotype (glass plate) photographs discovered in 2003 and not seen by the public in over 100 years! This incredible collection of tall ship photographs documents the largest ships of sail built on the U.S. west coast and home ported at San Francisco. Over 65 blue water tall ships, never before documented in history books or seen in Maritime Museums will be shown to the public. Included in this magnificent fleet of ships that called San Francisco home, was THE only true Clipper Ship built on the west coast, The Western Shore c.1874. This magnificent clipper sailed out of San Francisco setting several sailing records that have not been bested to this day. One of the Western Shore’s Captains would be mortally injured while being towed out of the bay, bleeding to death on the deck while the ship drifted precariously close to the rocky beach of Alcatraz Island. Finally in 1878 under suspicious circumstances, the Western Shore sunk quite dramatically right outside the Golden Gate on the Duxbury Reef complex. This is the history of but one of over 65 tall ships, just discovered! All this history and more will be presented to the public for the first time! Discovered along with the these previously unpublished images were shipyard blueprints hand drawn on onion skin and hand drawn shipwreck maps over 4’ tall. All this history and much more will be shown to the public in a one hour narrated slide show presentation held on board the Tall Ship Balclutha. Show time is 6:00 pm. As seating is limited onboard ship we encourage you to make reservations. Please see this link for further details and reservation contacts
Added to the calendar on Thu, Aug 18, 2005 4:38PM
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