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Seal Rocks

"Seal Rocks At Cliff House"

San Francisco Cal

(Postmarked  July 22 1911  -  Click above image for magnification, see below for ship close-up)


 

 


Photographer: Charles BierStadt
(reverse)

 


"Seal Rocks by Moonlight, from Cliff House, San Francisco"
Copyright 1900, C. H. Graves

 


SEAL ROCKS - SAN FRANCISCO
Piggott '38

 

 

Ben Butler


Ben Butler was a celebrity of Seal Rocks during the 1860's.  He was name after Major General Benjamin Butler of Civil War fame.  He was given this name by Horace Greely of "Go West!" fame.

 


San Francisco Chronicle, July 7 1895

 


The San Francisco call - July 07, 1895

 


Ben Butler's obituary, San Francisco Call, July 7 1895
Ben's obituary even made the NY Times!  Click here

 


Ben Butler, presumably deceased and on the way to the taxidermist

 


Ben Butler on display, 1895


 

 

 


The Steamer Yale
Image courtesy of Judy Cash Collection

 


"Album of Sutro Heights"
(pre-1896)
Shows individual names for Seal Rock Islands:  Arch Rock, Hermit Rock, repose Rock, Cone Rock


 

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