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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Eureka

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The ferryboat EUREKA, built in 1890.
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EUREKA'S Statistics

Overall Length 299.5 feet
Extreme Width 78 feet
Gross Tonnage 2420
Horsepower 1500
Passengers 2300
Automobiles 120

Eureka is a wooden-hulled, sidewheel paddle steamboat.
From the passenger deck up, she is nearly identical fore and aft.
Her "double-end" design made disembarking quicker and easier.
Eureka's large "walking beam" steam engine remains intact.

 

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