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Ships anchored near San Francisco, possibly off Sausalito, c. 1880s.

Copyright Waters Company, San Francisco.
Reference 6-5-0-4-4, 1305.

The U.S. liner "America" on fire in Newport News, Virginia, March 11, 1926. Firefighters poured thousands of gallons of water on the fire, and sank the "America" to the bottom of the James River.

Copyright Wide World Photos.
Reference 4-1-1-1-132, 0512.

The "Calmar" after colliding with the "Koryu Maru" in the fog fifteen miles South of the Golden Gate, July 3, 1935.

Copyright International News Photos Inc., San Francisco.
Reference 9-1-1-1-132, 0512.

The windjammer "Fullerton" aground off Redondo Beach, California, 1927.

Copyright Wide World Photos.
Reference 4-1-1-1-132, 0512.

Ship "Glenesslin" aground on Tillamook Head, Oregon, October 1, 1913, in broad daylight with all sails set. The entire crew was found to be drunk. Courtesy San Francisco Maritime Museum Association.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 4-1-1-1-131, 0512.

The brigantine John D. Spreckels after being rammed by a British steamer off the Golden Gate, 1913.

Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Reference 4-1-1-1-165, 0514.

Netting salmon at Bellingham, Washington, undated.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Reference 4-1-1-1-165, 0514.

The steamer Brush aground at Cape Arago, Oregon, 1923. The owner, a long-time Fireman's Fund customer, forgot insure the shipment but Fireman's Fund paid the claim, and kept its long-time client in business.

Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Reference 4-1-1-1-135, 0512.

Firefighters pour water on the ruins of the Morro Castle as she lies dockside in Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1934.

Copyright United Press International/Acme.
Reference 5-1-1-1-165, 0514.

The intercoastal freighter Ohioan aground on Seal Rocks near the Cliff House, San Francisco, 1936.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 4-1-1-1-132, 0512.

The Chickasaw stranded on the rocks of Santa Rosa Island off Southern California, 1950s. The helicopter was used to transport 800-pound loads of cargo (insured by Fireman's Fund) to waiting vessels.

Copyright Hiller Aircraft Corporation, photo by Wick.
Reference 4-1-1-1-132, 0512.

The ship "Star of Alaska" outward bound from her anchorage in San Francisco, c. 1925. The ship was launched in 1886 as the "Balclutha" and renamed "Star of Alaska" in 1904. Photograph courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, Proctor Collection.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 4-1-1-1-161, 0514.

The 37-ton, 100-foot schooner Sinaloa, destroyed in an explosion in Paradise Cove in 1930. Fireman’s Fund paid a $100,000 net loss. Photograph undated.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 4-1-1-1-134, 0512.

The divers who siphoned $2,000,000 of canned salmon from the Diamond Knot, 1947.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 4-1-1-1-166, 0514.

The tugboat Charles D. McAllister in New York harbor, 1950s.

Copyright H. Armstrong Roberts, Philadelphia.
Reference 4-1-1-1-133, 0512.

The Queen Mary at her pier on the Hudson River, New York, 1950s.

Copyright A. Devaney, Inc., New York.
Reference 4-1-1-1-133, 0512.

Wreckage of a ship on the rocks of San Francisco Bay, 1931.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 6-5-0-3-1, 1303.

The President Madison sunk at her dock in Seattle, Washington, 1933.

Copyright Walter P. Miller, Seattle.
Reference 6-5-0-3-7, 1304.

The Frank H. Buck aground in San Francisco Bay, 1937.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 6-5-0-3-7, 1304.

Gold bar salvaged from the steamer Columbia sunk near Point Costa, Baja California, 1931.

Copyright Gabriel Moulin, San Francisco.
Reference 3-2-0-4-10, 0237.

The British ship S. S. Benvorlich after a collision in the Panama Canal, c. 1930.

Copyright International News Photos, New York.
Reference 4-1-1-1-132, 0512.

The cruise ship Manhattan aground on a sand bar off the Florida coast, 1941.

Copyright Acme Newspictures, New York.
Reference 4-1-1-1-132, 0512.

The hulk of the Islander after being raised off the Alaskan coast, 1934.

Copyright Leonard H. Delano.
Reference 4-1-1-1-137, 0512.

The Western Spirit in being repaired in drydock, 1932.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 6-5-0-3-1, 1303.

Bow of the River Lines steamer Captain Weber after a collision in San Francisco Bay, 1935

Copyright Gabriel Moulin, San Francisco.
Reference 6-5-0-3-7, 1304.

The Knoxville City in drydock, c. 1933.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 6-5-0-3-6, 1304.

The Willie G. Higgins and her load of lumber on fire at dockside, 1922.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 4-1-1-1-134, 0512.

The Sonoma, Alameda, Australia and Willie Rickmers at the Risdon Iron Works and Shipyard, Potrero, San Francisco, 1901.

Copyright R. J. Waters, San Francisco.
Reference 6-5-0-4-1, 1305.

The Bonanza in drydock, probably in San Francisco, 1880s.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 6-5-0-4-1, 1305.

The French ship Alice slowly breaks up in the pounding surf. Photograph undated.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 4-1-1-1-132, 0512.

The California, the first steamer to enter San Francisco Bay on February 28, 1849. Photograph shows the ship decorated for the festival celebrating the 25th anniversary of that event, February 28, 1874.

Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco.
Reference 4-1-1-1-133, 0512.

The barkentine Makah and an unidentified schooner race in the Master Mariners’ Regatta in San Francisco Bay, July 4, 1884.

No copyright indicated.
Reference 4-1-1-1-161, 0514.

The brigantine John D. Spreckels in full sail. Built in San Francisco in 1880, she sank after a collision with the British steamer Statesman in 1913. Photograph c. 1890.

Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Association.
Reference 4-1-1-1-165, 0514.

The Willie Rosenfeld, circa 1895. Since its inception, Fireman’s Fund Marine Department has insured thousands of ships such as this one, as well as their cargoes and crews, from all the hazards of shipping.

The Peabody Museum of Salem
2-1-1-1-73, 0515

Fishing boat in Northern Norway or Spitzbergen, date unknown. Because fishing and whaling were such risky endeavors in the far north, in 1871, Fireman’s Fund inserted a clause in its whaling policy that excepted it from liability north of the latitude of St. Paul’s Island in the Bering Strait.

Copyright Max Heinegg
4-1-1-1-168, 0515

The William P. Frye, built 1908. The Fireman’s Fund Record used stock footage of ships like this one to illustrate stories of marine disasters and marine underwriting.

No copyright indicated.
2-1-1-1-73, 0515

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