Looking for history on San Francisco Bay ferry Oakland

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Any info on history of ferry Oakland would be appreciated.

-- Barb Fink (Shooting_Star_Ranch@direcway.com), February 22, 2005


From George Harlan's "San Francisco Bay Ferryboats":

"Oakland". Rebuilt 1875 from steamer "Chrysopolis", Central Pacific Railroad, Oakland. Operated by Central Pacific, Southern Pacific. Wood hull, 265' x 41.5' x 16'. 1,672 tons. Vertical beam engine, 60" diameter x 144" stroke. 1,225 hp. Destroyed by fire, 1941.

For additional information I suggest you contact the J. Porter Shaw Library at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. They keep detailed files on all the bay's ferries.

-- John Martini (jamartini@earthlink.net), February 22, 2005.

John, thank you so much for the info. I had searched high and low (not many resources in Montana) with no luck and am glad that I stumbled on this board. Thanks again.

-- Barb Fink (Shooting_Star_Ranch@directway.com), February 22, 2005.

You might find some thing about the Oakland in a book named "Walking Beams and Paddle Wheels". Can't remember the author or publisher but it was available in the 1950's so good luck.


-- Don Martinich (dutchm@dcn.org), March 04, 2005.

Google "the Maritime Project"...they have/had a great website

-- rosemarie garman (cngarman@earthlink.net), March 07, 2005.

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