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Examination of Historic National Park System Ship Eureka

Photo of Photo of the historic ship Eureka.Photo of the historic ship Eureka.Snapshot : Researchers collaborated with the National Park Service (NPS) to examine a historic ship preserved at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Kirker, Grant T.Zelinka, Samuel L.
Research Location : San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Research Station : Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)
Year : 2018
Highlight ID : 1497


Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) researchers performed an inspection of corrosion and salt damage on the National Historical Landmark ferryboat Eureka, built in 1890 and displayed at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park of the NPS. The NPS contacted FPL because of concerns about white “corrosion products” that were forming on metal bolts in the bilge of the Eureka. Photographs shared by NPS showed signs of salt damage on the wood in addition to corroded bolts. As a result of conversations between FPL and NPS, an inspection was conducted. FPL researchers provided recommendations to NPS about the condition of the ship.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

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  • National Park Service