Ferryboat Fire

Issue 12 and Volume 95.

Ferryboat Fire It was like a flashback to the “good old days” recently in San Francisco when the crew of the ferryboat Santa Clara, recently installed on the run from the city to Marinship (Bechtel’s shipyard at Sausalito) after being tied up for more than a year, discovered a fire aboard. The fire apparently started from a leaky oil fuel line as the crew got up steam for the first run. They extinguished it before the David Scanned, city fireboat, arrived. Damage was under $100. The ferries were taken out of service about a year or so ago because the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges offered speedier transbay service.

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