Memory Monday slides redux, Week 45
This week I’m wrapping up slide carousel #5, so I have only four vintage slides to share. I can’t say precisely when these photos were shot, but I believe it must have been the Summer of 1978. The place was San Francisco, specifically the Hyde Street Pier — although at that time there were not nearly as many historic ships on display as there are today. I originally shared these images in mid March 2017; if you look back to that post, you’ll see a couple of views of the 1914 paddlewheel steamer Eppleton Hall that I shot in 2016. It’s clear that particular boat has undergone a few changes over the years!
Eppleton Hall, a steam sidewheeler with side-lever engines, is the only remaining intact example of a Tyne paddle tug. A direct descendent of the first craft to go into commercial service as harbor tugs, the vessel was engaged on the Wear and Tyne rivers of northeast England from 1914-1967. In 1946, she was purchased by France Fenwick, Wear and Tyne Ltd., which operated her in the Wear River until 1964 (she is being restored to this period today) — National Park Service
Next week, I hope to move on to slide carousel #2, which includes a small collection of .family pictures from the 1980s.