Not even a ferry, a scow or other boat could move in the harbour.
The large gash in her hull was repaired by means of a wooden " scow " invented by the New York engineer Edward Renwick.
scow schooners in San Francisco.
CL transport BT Scottish barge RT scow gaff A long spar of wood or metal.
Includes the history of the Alma and scow schooners in San Francisco.