Tag Archives: San Francisco

San Francisco Capsize Echoes Past Tragedy — Kandi Won & Khaleesi

Originally posted by gCaptain. Reposted with permission. Last Saturday, the 30 passengers aboard Khaleesi, a Silverton 34 power boat, were watching the Navy Blue Angels over San Francisco Bay as part of Fleet Week.  On the way back to the dock,  Khaleesi capsized and … Continue reading

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San Fran Capsize — 30 People in a 34′ Boat

UPDATE: The initial reports of the capsize identified the boat which capsized as a sailboat.  Even the Coast Guard’s website said that the boat named Khaleesi was a 34-foot sailboat.  As initial reports often are, these reports were not accurate. The … Continue reading

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The Clipper Ship Noonday & the Ships of Badger’s Island

Last year, the wreck of a the clipper ship, Noonday, was located just west of San Francisco. There was no great mystery where the ship sank in 1863, as the submerged rock where she struck has been known as Noonday Rock ever since. … Continue reading

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SS City of Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco’s Deadliest Shipwreck Found Again

Recently, History.com featured an article titled “Found: San Francisco’s Deadliest Shipwreck.” They reported that the wreck of the 345-foot Pacific Mail Line passenger steamer SS City of Rio de Janeiro had been found by NOAA researchers using high-definition sonar in 287 feet … Continue reading

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Panoramic and Audio Tour of USS Pampanito

Thanks to Richard Pekelney for passing along the link to a wonderful panoramic and audio tour of the USS Pampanito, a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine museum and memorial that is open for visitors daily at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. … Continue reading

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The AC72 Catamaran

The 72 foot long catamarans that will be competing for the America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013 are both breathtakingly beautiful and slightly terrifying.  Powered by a towering wing sail and well capable of sailing at the twice the speed of the … Continue reading

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Polynesian Voyaging Canoes Arrive in San Francisco through the Golden Gate

In June, we posted about Polynesian voyaging canoes of the “Te Mana o Te Moana” (Spirit of the Sea) expedition arriving in Hilo, Hawaii after sailing from New Zealand by way of the Marquesas and Tahiti.    Yesterday, six of the vaka, … Continue reading

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Inside the Ghost Ships of the Mothball Fleet

Photographer Scott Haefner and a few of his friends snuck aboard ships in the Suisan Bay Reserve Fleet near San Francisco, CA and photographed and documented the rusting fleet.  Fascinating images.  The Mail Online ran an article today about his work.  For more images, see Haefner’s site: … Continue reading

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Carnival Splendor Set to Sail from San Francisco

The Carnival Splendor, which was crippled by an engine room fire on November 8th, leaving it drifting for days off the coast of Mexico with nearly 4,500 crew members and passengers aboard, is expected to sail from San Francisco on Friday … Continue reading

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Carnival Splendor Arrives in San Francisco for Drydocking and to Complete Repairs

After attempting to sail on Wednesday and Thursday, the cruise ship Carnival Splendor finally departed San Diego under its own power on Friday, accompanied by two tugs.  As of Sunday morning, around 05:00 local time, the ship was approaching San Francisco under its … Continue reading

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America’s Cup to be sailed in San Francisco in 2013

The 34th America’s Cup races will be sailed in San Francisco bay in 2013.   San Francisco  beat out Newport and an unnamed Italian port city.  This will be the first time that America’s Cup races will be hosted by the city by the … Continue reading

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San Francisco 2010 Fleet Week the Biggest in 20 years

2010 Fleet Week celebration will be the biggest in 20 years SAN FRANCISCO -This year’s Fleet Week celebration, an annual event that celebrates the city’s rich contribution to the United States armed forces, will be the largest one held in … Continue reading

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