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Ships of the World Quiz

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What was the first European ship to sail into San Francisco Bay?

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The San Carlos was the first European ship into San Francisco Bay. Previously, the Ohlone had navigated the Bay in tule canoes.

In the late 1800s, what type of ship would have been used to haul redwood shingles from the Port of Redwood City to San Francisco?

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Designed for shallow waters of rivers and bays, scow schooners carried lumber, hay, grain, bricks and stone around the San Francisco Bay.

In the late 1800s, what type of ship was used to fish for shrimp in San Francisco Bay:

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Chinese shrimp fisherman used junks, a traditional Chinese ship.

During World War II, concrete ships were built in what city?

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While a concrete ship was built in Redwood City during World War I, it was the Belair Shipyards in South San Francisco that build concrete ships during World War II.

What caused shipwrecks off the San Mateo County coast?

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The rocky shoreline, fog, wind and lack of navigational errors all led to shipwrecks. Lighthouses such as Pigeon Point were built as navigational aids.

Ships of the World Quiz
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