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1890 Steam Ferryboat
EUREKA, ferry, moored at Hyde St. Pier
Nearly identical at both ends from the passenger deck up EUREKA shows her "double end" design as well as the steam powered paddlewheel and walking beam on her top deck.
EUREKA passenger deck
The passenger deck of the EUREKA showing the newspaper stand and dark wood seating. Life vests were stored under these benches.
EUREKA car deck
The car deck of the EUREKA showing two of the vintage automobiles. This deck also sometimes held livestock for the trip across the Bay.
EUREKA's copper sheathed bottom
The copper sheathed bottom of the EUREKA in dry dock.