Re: “Bridge links city’s past, future” (TNT, 2-16).
My father would not have seen the Murray Morgan Bridge when he visited in 1908. It was not yet there. In 1908, my father, then 19, had been working for several years to earn money for college but decided he could afford a vacation.
He was a native San Franciscan, wished to visit the Pacific Northwest and booked passage on the steamship US President, 400 feet long and transporting freight and passengers to the Puget Sound. It boasted one of the first wireless sets on the Pacific Coast, capable of ranging …