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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

WAPAMA Dismantling

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As measured by the crane, the engine weighs 82,000 pounds.
NPS, July 2013
 
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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
 
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Canopy at bow being removed, April 2013.
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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.
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Although the abatement and prep work took quite awhile, the pick itself took less than 10 minutes.
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Pick 3
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The pilothouse was then transported to a warehouse for storage.
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WAPAMA'S bow, surrounded by sheeting, being painted white to encapsulate hazardous material.
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