The light fixtures on the overheads of the EUREKA reminds us of the ones that were installed aboard the Steel-Electrics in their wooden cabin days. I got to see them in my travels aboard them in the 1970s and 1980s.
Here's a scene most likely photographed in the 1960s. The SILVER BELLE, the first ISSAQUAH, and the former early San Francisco Bay ferry CHARLES VAN DAMME all in Sausalito.
This was the "home base" during the filming of the 1965 movie "Dear Brigitte". If you love looking at old ferries and boats in color, this movie is for you. Starring James Stewart, Brigitte Bardot, Bill Mumy ("Lost In Space" fame), and others. And, Ed Wynn as the "Captain". While the ferries were used as background scenery, the SILVER BELLE was where some of the action was, inside and out.
While in San Diego last week, I visited the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the heart of which is the old steamer ferry Berkeley. They've turned the main deck into the museum, but have left the upper passenger deck pretty well intact, and you can even visit the engine room. I took some pretty good pics, so enjoy:
other ships in the collection include the tall ship Surprise, seen here, the Star of India, part of which can be seen, and the old Russian Foxtrot submarine that used to be in Seattle
A nice model of Berkeley on board the vessel
A little bit of information on the ferry inside the model case
And, a very nice painting showcasing the vessel in better days
Some of the different woods found about Berkeley
they have a display case with models of the some of the past San Diego ferries, including the San Diego, herself.
Here's a familiar vessel: ex Crown City, ex Kulshan, soon-to-be ex Governor. I actually rode on this vessel when I was a little kid, from Columbia Beach to Mukilteo, when it sailed as MV Kulshan for WSF
Gotta love Berkeley's well preserved passenger cabin, and the stained glass clerestory windows
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2016 20:48:57 GMT -8 by Kahloke
I wonder if there is something missing, or wrong, in that story. It says that the system has 44 boats that carry 44,000 passengers a day. That seems like an incredibly small number of people, given the population of the Bay area.
But then, I was reading today about how so many transit systems in the U.S. are really inefficient, and often choose the wrong service model and don't connect the population centres that need to be connected. Seattle was rated as one of the better ones- San Francisco, not so much.