Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Grace Quan: A San Francisco Bay Shrimp Junk.
The Grace Quan is a 43-foot replica of a San Francisco Bay Chinese shrimp fishing junk.
Between 1860 and 1910, these were the workhorses of the Bay Area's Chinese–owned dried shrimp industry. The San Francisco Bay Shrimp Junks closely resembled vessels from the fishermen's home waters in Guangdong Province, China.
The Grace Quan and a historic image of a shrimp junk taken in the 1880s. Both photos show the San Francisco waterfront in the background.

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