The City of Chester found in San Francisco bay

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The City of Chester found in San Francisco bay

Post by Dusty2 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:20 pm

The wood and iron steamship City of Chester went down on Aug. 22, 1888, after it was struck in dense fog by a larger ship.
http://news.yahoo.com/images-released-shipwreck-san-francisco-bay-192101664.html

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Re: The City of Chester found in San Francisco bay

Post by ORDiver » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:29 pm

That's interesting. Thanks for posting. I used to live down there and had no idea there was any part of the bay that was 217' deep. I always thought the whole thing was 25' deep and they just dredged shipping lanes in it.

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Re: The City of Chester found in San Francisco bay

Post by 60south » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:21 am

What I find surprising about this is that it's a major port, where the shipping channels should be regularly charted and very well-known. I'm wondering if they knew it was there for a long time but didn't know what ship it was.

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