Pier 70, San Francisco

Coordinates: 37°45′35.34″N 122°23′0.87″W / 37.7598167°N 122.3835750°W / 37.7598167; -122.3835750

Pier 70 in San Francisco, California, is a historic pier in San Francisco's Potrero Point neighborhood.[1] The pier still has its historic buildings, which housed Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's administrative offices and Union Iron Works, and is currently occupied by BAE Systems Ship Repair, which once housed the SS Oceanic[2] (also known as the SS Independence) and Sims Group, a metal operator,[1] and the Port of San Francisco currently has plans for redevelopment.[1][3]

At the time of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the San Francisco and Portland Steamship Company passenger liner Columbia was undergoing a refit at the hydraulic drydock of Pier 70. The earthquake knocked the Columbia off her supports, causing the iron-hulled steamer to roll onto the dock on her starboard side. The Columbia was damaged in eight places below the waterline and partially flooded, but was later repaired and returned to service in January of the following year. The drydock, being of great use to Union Iron Works, was irreparably damaged in the event.[4][5]


External links

  • Historic Pier 70 San Francisco
  • Map of Pier 70
  • Port of San Francisco Pier 70 Website
  • Potrero Point

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