SS Palo Alto

SS Palo Alto (StreetView)
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
StreetView StreetView Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By kuressaare @ 2011-08-11 02:54:54
A Norwegian engineer showed that this seaworthy concrete ship could be built in 1916. During World War I when steel was scarce, concrete was used to build ships. The SS Palo Alto was one of eight tankers built at the Oakland Shipyard, but the war ended before its maiden voyage. With the war over the Navy sold the ship to the Cal-Nevada Stock Company in 1929.

The new owners towed it here to Seacliff, flooded its hold so it would rest on the sandy bottom and then remodeled it to include a dance floor, cafe and a 54 foot swimming pool. Carnival booths were setup on deck. Fishing was good on the pier leading out to it.

Two years later the Seacliff Amusement Corporation developed financial problems and the Palo Alto was stripped of its finery and left to the fishers. Today the Palo Alto serves as an artificial reef for marine life.

Date of Shipwreck: 1929

http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/large/7722b766-8281-4271-996a-724c16d683dc.jpg
Views by date
308
views
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10Unrated

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload
Nearby maps
SS Palo Alto Concrete Ship
Movies at Aptos Cinema
Dog Statue
'Zeidler Residence' by Steven Ehrlich
U-Haul #136 - Minnesota
Andy Messersmith's House
'Skyballs' by Steve Gillman and Katherine Keefer
Jackson Browne's House
Hi Google!
Surfing
Skyview Drive-In
John McAfee's House
Similar maps
Cruise ship in trouble
SOS!!! A sunken ship
Abandoned ship at high tide
Wreck of the Battleship USS Utah (BB-31) sunk during attack on Pearl Harbor
Wreck of SS Jassim
Abondoned ships near Chernobyl
Captayannis (Sunken ship)
Wreck of the cruise ship World Discoverer
Abandoned Ships in Curtis Bay
Titanic location
Wreck of a German U-Boat
Shipwreck of destroyer USS Thompson (DD-305) in San Francisco Bay
Share:
kjfitz picture
@ 2011-08-11 08:13:47
Concrete Karma! + Sunken Karma! (plus this is really cool)
kjfitz picture
@ 2011-08-11 10:04:06