A series of historic photos with brief captions depicting the journey of trees cut for lumber along the California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia coasts. The lumber, much of it Doulas fir and Redwood, was brought to San Francisco by sail and steam schooners. Whole forests of lumber went into the reconstruction of San Francisco in the wake of the 1906 Earthquake.
High school students learn the ins and outs of building a small, wooden rowing boat. Combining hands-on work with classroom studies, they achieve more than just building a boat. They gain confidence and life skills along with a sense of accomplishment.
3 minutes, 28 seconds
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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.