Barque Ship San Francisco Circa 1850s

Looks like it’s behind Seal Rocks.

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Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Barque Ship San Francisco Circa 1850s

  1. Maui Surfer says:

    Lewis H. Lapham talks with Steven Ujifusa, author of Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship.
    https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/content/steven-ujifusa

  2. Maui Surfer says:

    Clipper ships were built to smuggle opium into China
    and with the proceeds, buy tea to sell in Boston.
    Ujifusa explains to Lapham.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I know you’ve been around a bit but I’m guessing this isn’t one of your original photos!

  4. Maui Surfer says:

    In fact, the ship in our picture is not a clipper, it is a bark.
    Clippers and barks all had 3 masts.
    But on a clipper all 3 masts were square rigged.
    On a bark, the mizzen (that little mast in back) was rigged fore and aft,
    as in your picture.

  5. Sean Sheehan says:

    In the late 50s my Dad was the manager of the Mark Hopkins Hotel. In the barber shop there was a 360 panorama taken from the site of the Mark in the 1850s, including ships in the harbors, I loved this panorama. I have often wondered if it is still there? Only been back once in the 90s, since I left in 73, may not make it again and still wonder about that panorama.

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