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Map of SF Buried Ships


Rchard Everett

For decades, San Francisco was the biggest, bawdiest, and roughest port in the entire West. When the Gold Rush began, almost a thousand ships from all over the world came to San Francisco. Many of them burned in the infamous 1851 fire, leaving their hulls and cargoes to be buried by the sand hills of the early city. Richard will tell the story of the past 40 years of these ships being unearthed. He will share images and rare photos and tell stories about these ships and their cargoes. Copies of a new historical map of Yerba Buena Cove will be available for purchase.

Richard Everett is the former curator of exhibits at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. He produced museum exhibits there for 38 years, authored numerous articles, and collaborated on film documentaries related to West Coast maritime history.

Doors open at 5:45 PM for socializing and snacks; Presentations begin at 6:30.

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