California Historical Landmarks in San Diego County
California Historical Landmark 1031
1492 North Harbor Drive
The steam ferryboat "Berkeley" was the first successful West Coast-built and operated ferry to be driven by a screw propeller as opposed to side-wheels. Built by th famous Union Iron Workers of San Francisco in 1898, the ferry operated until 1958 as part of the San Francisco Bay ferry system. The "Berkeley" is the oldest steel-hulled ferry on the West Coast and the earliest double-ended ferryboat to survive with her original historic fabric intact. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake the "Berkeley" assisted in evacuating refugees to Oakland.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 1031
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Maritime Museum Association of San Diego and The Ancient and Honorable order of E Clampus Vitus, Squibob Chapter, July 9, 2000.
Ferryboat Berkeley is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.