• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

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Eppleton Hall

Eppleton Hall at Hyde Street Pier.
The EPPLETON HALL is a steel tug built in 1914 in England, and powered by two steam engines.
NPS
 
Length 100.6 feet
Beam 21.1 feet
Depth 10.8 feet
Gross Tonnage
166
Engines Two-sided lever

 
  1. Steam-powered sidewheeler built in 1914 in England
  2. Designed to tow ocean-going colliers (coal-carrying vessels) on the River Tyne
  3. Has two side-lever engines, also called grasshopper engines
  4. These engines can operate each paddlewheel independently
 

Did You Know?

Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier.

The 19th Century sailing ship Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, carried tons of coal during her career. Coal from Wales and Australia provided fuel for the West Coast's railroads, steamships, factories, businesses and homes.