Monday, November 18, 2013

Our gunning skiff in Oakland

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian and Kirsten Kvam, Registrar)

Local Public Radio station KALW has posted a photo of our gunning skiff, or Alviso duck boat (SAFR 13298), in Steven Short's article, "The only ghost town in the Bay Area--Drawbridge."  Our skiff is currently on view with several other items from our museum collection through February 23, 2014 in the Oakland Museum's exhibit, "Above and below: stories from our changing Bay."  It's a great opportunity to not only see our boat, but our cool shipwreck map, some of our diving gear, and some of our Niantic artifacts as well!

Want to learn more about Drawbridge and its history?  Drawbridge, California : a hand-me-down history is available in the Library.  Interested in obtaining a copy from another library or a bookseller?  If you follow that link (above) to the book's record in our Keys Catalog, you can then select the "More searches" link to the right of the catalog record detail, and choose "Worldcat."  It will take you to the records for this title and others on Drawbridge.

Edited to add:  Thank you to Judy Hitzeman's commenting on our Park's Facebook page with a link to our Museum Web Catalog record for the skiff!  --November 25, 1013

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