Historic Preservation at San Francisco Maritime

It was a busy week at Hyde Street Pier, as we got rolling on historic preservation and documentation. Because of the Ku’uipo’s unique build, we want to make sure we document the preservation process and structure as we continue to collect materials to put together in a log book.

This was a hands-on project that required us to use epoxy on the holes left by the fasteners we took out last week, and then paint each block. We also documented and marked each block.

We also spent some time on the water aboard the Grace Quan, which is a replica of a Chinese Shrimp Junk that used to sail in the San Francisco Bay and is tied to Chinese migration. Last week we went to the boat yard where the boat was in for some repairs. The volunteers helped us get her ready. First the towed Grace Quan from the boat yard to the park.

Bringing her home to China Camp State Park, where she spends part of the year. Grace Quan is a replica of a “shrimp junk” that was used by Chinese migrants in the San Francisco Bay at the beginning of the 20th century. She was built by my current supervisor in 2003.

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