The Jeremiah O’Brien in a slide shot I took when she was docked at Fort Mason:
The ship in lock-up in March of 2020, shortly after the shelter in place due to the Pandemic was ordered.
The Jeremiah O’Brien at her new home alongside Pier 35: She faces the Bay in the opposite direction than when the ship was at Pier 45. Ships are gender-neutral, so referring to them as ‘her’ and ‘she’ may become politically incorrect someday, but I hope not. With an F Line Streetcar stop right out front, the ship will be easier to reach now.
Looking across the ship toward Telegraph Hill in 2019 and yesterday:
The view from the ship toward the Golden Gate Bridge, looking over Pier 45 in 2019 and looking over Pier 39 yesterday: Fort Mason is in the background of the top photo.
Looking west toward Ghirardelli Square in 2019, and a slightly blurry view toward Ghirardelli Square yesterday; must have been too much green beer.
The view from the starboard side of the ship in 2019, and the view from the starboard side now: Shed C of Pier 45, in the foreground of the older picture, burned down in May of 2020 in a fire that almost destroyed the Jeremiah O’Brien.
The unobstructed view of San Francisco from the bow of the ship at twilight in 2018, and the unobstructed view of San Francisco from the stern of the Jeremiah O’Brien now:
The silhouette of the Jeremiah O’Brien at Pier 45, taken from Pier 39 at sunset in October of 2019:
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While working at the Saint Francis Yacht Club in the 1980s, I remember seeing this from just outside of where it was parked. I did not understand its importance at the time.