Britannia in San Francisco Bay on March 4, 1983.
Queen Elizabeth II had left
the yacht in southern California due to bad weather before arriving in San Francisco
by plane on March 2. When the Britannia arrived two days later, the queen
was flying to Sacramento to greet the Legislature and Gov. George
Deukmejian. From the air, the queen watched her yacht steam into the bay.
Jacks is the western furniture store and estate liquidator that was
popular among fans of retro- and western-chic decorating for many years
at 1645 Market Street near Franklin. Until it went out of business in the
summer of 2002, this was the perfect place in town to pick up anything
from a wagon wheel bed made from an actual wagon wheel to a vintage typewriter
or antique art, personal effects, and lots of other cool stuff. Mister
SF stopped in One-Eyed Jacks during its final week and for just a couple
of bucks picked up these original snapshots of the March, 1983 arrival
of Queen Elizabeth II's yacht Britannia in San Francisco.