Across the Pacific Ocean with Paddle Steamship China

Event detail
Add to my calendar
 

Historian Hillary Don discusses his book, Across the Pacific Ocean with Paddle Steamship China.  From 1867 to 1879, the wooden, sidewheel-paddle steamship boldly carried thousands of transpacific ocean passengers- including William Seward and Anson Burlingame—over 6,000 hazardous nautical miles from San Francisco, California, to Yokohama, Japan, and Hong Kong, China.  It helped unite the East and West coasts of the United States and developed trade between the youngest and two of the oldest civilizations in the world.  Now only the aft deckhouse of the ship survives as “China Cabin” in Belvedere.

Upcoming Events

OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, December 1, 2014
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room
OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, December 8, 2014
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Wednesday Afternoon Tai Chi with Patrick Lau
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Presidio, Presidio Meeting Room
Teen Computer Corps
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Brain Fitness
Monday, December 1, 2014
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

More related classes

Take our survey