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Southern Pacific-Golden Gate Ferries Limited Auto Ferries

Photos 

M/V Mendocino in Ensenada, Mexico in 2010 for scrapping

Photo taken by Elfstone49

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Map 

Description 

Ship Info:

M/V Melrose: Built 1909. Retired in 1931.

M/V Thoroughfare: Built 1912. Sold 1935 to become a fish reduction plant in Benicia, California.

M/V Mendocino: Built 1927 for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Renamed M/V Nisqually in 1940 when it was sold to the Puget Sound Navigation Co.

M/V Lake Tahoe: Built 1927 for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Renamed MV Illahee in 1940 when it was sold to the Puget Sound Navigation Co.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Ferry across San Francisco Bay carrying automobiles
Location
Oakland, San Francisco County, California, and Alameda County, California
Status
No Longer In Operation
History
Auto ferry service began 1909; Ferry service stopped in 1940. All ships scrapped as of 2010
Builders
- Moore Drydock Co. of Oakland, California (1927 M/V Mendocino & M/V Lake Tahoe.)
- Southern Pacific Transportation Co. Oakland Shipyard of Oakland, California (M/V Melrose 1909, M/V Thoroughfare 1912)
Railroads
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Ferry crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.77180, -122.31692   (decimal degrees)
37°46'18" N, 122°19'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/560157/4180715 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oakland West
Inventory number
BH 57529 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • August 11, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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