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Posted by Ron Filion on Sunday, April 09, 2006 at 09:59:17 :

In Reply to: Early SF maritime records posted by Rick Sherman on Saturday, April 08, 2006 at 10:58:10 :

If you are in the San Francisco Bay area, the *place* to visit is the J. Porter Shaw Maritime Library. You can find contact info at:


There is a nice book that you might find on the various internet bookstores:

** San Francisco Bay: a Pictorial Maritime History; by John Haskell Kemble.

Here is a couple of other books I'm not familiar with, but might have some good information:

** San Francisco: International Port of Call: An Illustrated Maritime History of the Golden Gate; by Robert J. Schwendinger.

** Transformation of the San Francisco Bay Area shipping industry and its regional impacts (Working paper / Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley) (Unknown Binding); by Scott Campbell.

Also, here is a list of other maritime/shipping books that are listed for sale and might be of interest:

** Log of Apollo: Joseph Perkins Beach's Journal of the Voyage of the Ship Apollo From New York to San Francisco, 1849; by Joseph Perkins Beach and James P. Delgado (Ed.).

** Shanghaiing Days: the Thrilling Account of 19th Century Hell-Ships, Bucko Mates and Masters, and Dangerous Ports-of-Call From San Francisco to Singapore; by Richard H. Dillon.

** Historic Ships of San Francisco; by Steven E. Levingston.

** Historic Ships of San Francisco: a Collective History and Guide to the Restored; by Steve Levingston and James Delgado.

** Log of Ship "Hurricane" From New York to San Francisco, 1854; by Capt. Samuel Very, Jr.

** Ships and Memories: the Story of the Years the Author Spent in the Four-Masted Barque Siberhorn, Running to Oregon and San Francisco, as Told in His Famous Book, Ships and Woman, Which is Reporduced in Full, Together With Many Memories and Reflections; by Bill Adams.

** So Blow Ye Winds: a Diary of Oscar Rice, Who at Age 19, Sailed Aboard the Ship Peruvian From Boston to San Francisco (1862-63); by Oscar Rice; Introduction By Lois Rice McWilliams.


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