At the corner of Pier 39 and Hyde Pier is a beautiful, classic sign that marks the importance of Fisherman’s Wharf for the city’s past and it’s present.
Like much of California’s history, San Francisco saw a huge population growth during the California Gold Rush. It wasn’t long before immigrant fisherman recognized an opportunity to sell their catch to the hungry gold miners. In 1935, when restaurants began to realize the potential of the pier and the fishermen, they began to serve freshly caught fish to their customers.
In 1978, the pier began to turn towards the tourist attraction of today which it is said to be around the time when the sign itself was erected.
This custom-made sign with a ship’s wheel bordering the circular neon sign in the middle represents a colorful history of the pier.
Look for our black cat, Casper, perched at the base of the sign. He's lured there by the smell of all the yummy daily catches! He's our official mascot, which means you'll possess an authentic Cat's Meow.
Handcrafted by our small workshop crew in Wooster, Ohio, this scene is from 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and a little description on the back.