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Pier 45 ablaze!

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Pier 45 ablaze!
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:08 AM

The pier where the Jeremiah O'Brien and the Pampanito are moored caught on fire last night and the shed was destroyed.

So far the ships are ok, although the museum and gift shop are a total loss.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:15 AM

Excuse my language, but, that sucks. I hope no one was hurt. Any idea what started the fire?

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:20 AM

Not yet.

If the fire were to go onboard, she'd be a gonner. My daughter dated a kid for a while who was an engineer on the volunteer crew. He used to give me great tours of the engineering spaces.

But, no crew, no real fire control team, buckets and cans of everything you can imagine all over the place,

Looking at the photo, it seems the FD cut the shed fire off before it got up to Pampanito

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:48 AM

Man that’s terrible. I’m glad to hear that the ships are ok. But the museum loss is very sad news. We were there a couple summers ago and thoroughly enjoyed the place.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:22 AM
Can't believe its been 6 years for me,I love visiting the bay area.My wife was "tired" last time,allowed me to explore the ships one afternoon on my own.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:53 PM

I thought that lookd like the O'Brian when I saw the earlyvideos last night!

The reporter on NBC news tonight stated that the arriving firefighters were told that the most important thing was to save that ship.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:35 PM

Hat's off to the firefighters, then.

I wish I'd have known about Pier 45 and the two ships there during our short visit to San Francisco a few years back. I love ship tours.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:24 PM

Well you will just have to come back and I will lead the tour.

We also have Hornet at Alameda and the red Oak Victory in Richmond.

 

Bill

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:12 PM

That would be pretty awesome, Bill.

I had no idea about the Hornet or Red Oak Victory, either. Looking at the Hornet on a map, I also didn't realize Oakland has it's own Chinatown. Ship tours and Dim Sum, oh my....

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:28 PM

I grew up in north California - SF was a great city back then... sorry to hear it's burning but it's not quite the city I remember - this is the human *** 'Poop Map'

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John

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Posted by BigJim on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:13 PM

Reports say the "Musee Mechanique" was saved.  A warehouse containing a large fish processing operation for the northern California crab fleet was destroyed.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:05 AM

Yes those are the LaRoccas. 

Those old piers are full of creosote and burn for a long time.

Looks like the JoB will need to find a new berth.

 

Bill

 

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:40 PM

Bill;

    I have to ask. Did they Move the Pampanito and the O'brian? I thought they were closer to the old Maritime Museum. Well it's been almost 15 years now and things change I know. I wonder what the Red Oak Victory and the Hornet look like now. Remember I was a Docent on the HORNET in her early Museum Years.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:41 PM

Wanted to share some shots from the last couple of times we were there

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:47 PM

Nope that pier is also the eastern side of the National Maritime site. The Hyde Street pier is in the middle where Balclutha is and there's a breakwater to the west.

Im waiting for reopen to go to the archive at Fort Mason and look at the Marinship collection of the launching ceremonies for the Mission class T 2 ships.

Long story I'll tell later.

 

Bill

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:37 PM

August 2017 (didn’t think it was that long ago...)

 

 

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F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:56 PM

Did you know that those doors on the pier shed match up with the doors of a string of 40 foot box cars?

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:22 PM

GMorrison

Did you know that those doors on the pier shed match up with the doors of a string of 40 foot box cars?

 

I did not... but it makes perfect sense... places like that were designed with transportation logistics in mind. A lot of old Army warehouses I visited here and there had loading docks like that.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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