„SS Palo Alto”


Dog walkers at Seacliff State Beach pass by the SS Palo Alto, commonly known as the Cement Ship at Seacliff State Beach on Tuesday afternoon. The Palo Alto was a concrete ship built as a tanker at the end of World War I by the San Francisco Shipbuilding Co. at the U.S. Naval Shipyard in Oakland and was launched 100 years ago today, on May 29, 1919. Too late to see service in the war, the ship was mothballed in Oakland until 1929, when she was bought by the Seacliff Amusement Corp. and towed to Seacliff State Beach in Aptos. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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