Saturday, June 1, 2013

San Francisco Maritime Museum Warehouse Relocation

For some time, the San Francisco Maritime Museum housed various odds and ends in a warehouse at the former Alameda Naval Air Station.  A few weeks ago they apparently relocated to a warehouse in San Leandro.  So for a few hours, various of their treasures, mostly unrestored wrecks or parts of wrecks were staged on flat bed trucks outside the Alameda warehouse that I fortuitously happened to pass on the day of the move which allowed me to take some pictures which I now am able to share.
A wooden boat and to the left of it, who knows what, maybe a boiler off a steam ship.
parts of grown crooks off something picked off a mud flat somewhere in SF Bay.

An iron hulled boat to the back in red and black and something smaller in white and blue and wood.

some more detail on the wooden boat.

And the stern of the iron boat.  Very graceful.

And the iron boat close up. Looks like rust never sleeps.

A chunk of cross section of a wooden ship.  A wooden frame and six inch thick planking.  Looks kind of like a rack of ribs.

I have no idea what this is. But it looks like metal.

And more of the same. Could be the obelisk from 2001 Space Odyssey.

Some of the planking fell off revealing the steam bent frames.

I have no idea what it is. but it no doubt housed gentlemen at sea at one time.

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