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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

WAPAMA Dismantling

A red crane lifting a large engine off a ship.
As measured by the crane, the engine weighs 82,000 pounds.
NPS, July 2013
 
A large triple expansion engine that powered the steam schooner WAPAMA.
WAPAMA's engine on land. A triple expansion engine, Indicated Horsepower (ihp) 800, built by the Main Iron Works of San Francisco. The engine was powered by water tube boilers, and the boilers burned diesel oil.
NPS, July 2013
 
An orange crane positioned over the bow of a wooden-hulled vessel.
Canopy at bow being removed, April 2013.
NPS
 
A mechanical crane lifting a pilothouse off a ship.
Last week (May 20-24, 2013), after severing the deck beams underneath, WAPAMA'S 30 x 10 foot pilothouse was lifted onto a flatbed truck by a long reach, shoreside crane.
NPS
 
The pilothouse hanging from a crane.
Although the abatement and prep work took quite awhile, the pick itself took less than 10 minutes.
NPS
 
The pilothouse being lowered onto a truck.
NPS
 
The pilothouse is set on the truck bed.
The pilothouse was then transported to a warehouse for storage.
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A large, white wooden bow of a steam schooner.
WAPAMA'S bow, surrounded by sheeting, being painted white to encapsulate hazardous material.
NPS

Did You Know?

The Grace Quan during sea trials in 2004.

The GRACE QUAN is a replica of the type of fishing vessel used throughout the Bay Area by Chinese shrimp fishing companies between 1860 and 1910. She was built by San Francisco Maritime and California State park staff and volunteers in 2003. More...