SS Jeremiah O'Brien in DryDock at Pier 70, San Francisco

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    Holly cow! When I saw this I just about pee'd in my pants! Talkin' about industrial landscape, it doesn't get much better than this.

    I have moved on from Pier 80. This is a bit north, at Pier 70.

    The Jeremiah O'Brien is one of only 2 Liberty Ships left from 2,751 that were built during WWII. It saw action at Normandy on D-Day, 1944. This ship is a National Historic Landmark, and is usually berthed at Pier 45 in San Francisco.

    For more information, check out this Wikipedia article:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Jeremiah_O'Brien
    and
    www.ssjeremiahobrien.org/

    Many many thanks to Dave and Jerry for providing access.

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    1. suz or sooze 72 months ago | reply

      whoa... how cool that you got to see this up close. ;) and he he.. had to laugh at your description.

    2. Matt Granz Photography 72 months ago | reply

      My grandfather served on one of these in WW2 as a Lieutenant Commander and he said that he knew well what it meant to be a sitting duck....

      I took a tour through this and it's a wonderful craft. You captured this most excellently. I've never seen the ship on land before... very cool.

    3. Sallyanne Morris 72 months ago | reply

      thanks for sharing this shot...........i'd never get a chance to see anything like this

    4. Gregory Jordan 72 months ago | reply

      Look at the size of that propeller!

    5. kgrin 72 months ago | reply

      This is a winner. So much going on!

    6. walking along 72 months ago | reply

      Classic. All the attributes of a skilled landscape photographer.

    7. Dead Slow 72 months ago | reply

      That's such a wonderful shot. Really nicely done.

    8. 4PIZON 72 months ago | reply

      Oh this is just too good to be true ! Fantastic views here !!!! Love this old boat ;-) Always have.

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    9. AGrinberg 64 months ago | reply

      Published in The Good Life Grocery Calendar, 2010, for the month of February.

      Serving Potrero Hill and Bernal Heights

    10. daver6sf@yahoo.com 37 months ago | reply

      If you look today she is turned around the other way.

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