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San Francisco, California
8HP Engine Located at the San Francisco Maritime Museum
Sold by: Hicks Engine Sales Company
|The Hicks eight-horsepower
engine was the most popular power source for San Francisco's "Monterey"
fishing boats. Its simple design made for economy, reliability, and ease
The Bay Area led the nation in the production of heavy duty four-stroke marine gas engines. James L. Hicks, one of two dozen local manufacturers, built his first engine in 1910. The early availability of gasoline engines led to new designs of fishing boats and small tugs. From SF Maritime Museum Display Board.
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