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WP - San Francisco Bay Ferries

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Hercules

Photo taken by Sanfranman59

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #262149

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Street Views 

Description 

Ship Info:

ST Hercules: Built 1907. Acquired by the railroad in 1924. Acquired California State Park Foundation in 1975 and is on display.

M/V Las Plumas: Built 1957. Taken out of service in 1978

Facts 

Overview
Lost Ferry across San Francisco Bay on Railroad
Location
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, and Alameda County, California
Status
No Longer In Operation
Builders
- Albina Engine & Machine Works of Portland, Oregon (M/V Las Plumas)
- Dialogue & Co. of Camden, New Jersey (M/V Hercules)
Railroad
- Western Pacific Railroad (WP)
Design
Ferry crossing
Also called
M/V Las Plumas
M/V Hercules
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.77144, -122.38561   (decimal degrees)
37°46'17" N, 122°23'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/554108/4180634 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hunters Point
Inventory number
BH 57528 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • May 12, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R trick
  • March 16, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • October 13, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 11, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Leslie R Trick

Comments 

WP - San Francisco Bay Ferries
Posted May 12, 2018, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not sure why Hercules has the "M/V" applied -- she still has her triple-expansion engine and Scotch boiler, so she's not a "motor vessel".