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W.S. Gilbert's The "Bab" Ballads (Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection)
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Directions: The Library is located on the third floor of Building E, in Fort Mason Center (also known as Lower Fort Mason), located near the intersection of Buchanan and Marina Blvd. (Entrance across from the Marina Safeway.) Building E is the easternmost warehouse building, near the Festival Pavilion and the Firehouse building. Or, to put it another way, the Library is located at 37° 48.4' N, 122° 25.8' W, as charted by volunteers Larry Kellogg and Doug Burrill.
Accessibility: The main reading room is wheelchair accessible.
Did You Know?
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.