Eureka Wharf, Earlier Days

Eureka Wharf [Source: Humboldt State University-Palmquist/Yale Collection]

Eureka Wharf [Source: Humboldt State University-Palmquist/Yale Collection]

I’m not sure how to date this photo. If anyone sees any clues, please let me know…



9 Responses to Eureka Wharf, Earlier Days

  1. Mark says:

    The Signal Gasoline sign in the back ground provides somewhat of a clue.

    Founded by Sam Mosher in 1922 as the Signal Gasoline Company, Signal was originally a California company that produced gasoline from natural gas. In 1928, the company changed its name to Signal Oil & Gas, entering into oil production the same year. Signal merged with the Garrett Corporation, a Los Angeles-based aerospace company, and in 1968 adopted the Signal Companies as its corporate name.

  2. Mishelle says:

    Looks like you beat me to it, Mark. I was going to say the same thing and hypothesize that it may be 1920’s to 1930’s.

    • Lynette M says:

      One of my favorite things about the photos is the little details that tell so much. Looks like I am not the only one

  3. Bob G says:

    I am guessing mid-1950’s. Art-Ray postcard, the Signal sign, and especially the boats with hull ID numbers.

  4. John Fischer says:

    Has to be 1930’s 1940’s The house on woodley island wasn’t there after that

  5. Karma R. Suks says:

    Late forty’s to mid fifties. Hull numbers. Mostly Monterey style Dago Clippers with rebuilt wheel house; more modern. Early to mid 20th century were more (spartan) exposed. San Francisco gone north. Think Falluca as opposed to northern Norwegian style displacement sea going fish boats, these boats(Dago Clippers) dominated early 20th century troll fishery along norcal coast.

    • Lynette M says:

      Ah, sounds like we have a sea-faring visitor :). Thanks for the info. I’ve got some older ship/wharf pics on here too. You may enjoy those.

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