Embarcadero to Mission Bay

Angel Island from the Ferry Building
Bay traffic at Ferry Building
San Francisco Bay
South Beach Harbor, looking east
Steamboat Point, (now the ballpark)
Pier 26
Pier 24 annex
Pier 30, since 1955. (In 2020, the adjacent lot, used for a testing site for Covid-19.)
Along Pier 40 It happened to be the hottest day of the year so far.
Embarcadero, near Steamboat Point

A brief walk south from the Ferry Building brings along the former site docks for boat building, ship repair and the Pacific Mail Steamship Co- the global connection ca 1871.

Pacific Mail Steamship Dock (Carleton Watkins)
I can’t help thinking this is Carleton Watkins/ Pacific Mail Loading Coal view detail

Mission Creek connects San Francisco Bay, by what was in early days a navigable route, almost to Mission Dolores. Today, a marina with houseboats and condominiums, just adjacent to the ballpark.

Islais Creek
Mission Creek
Mission Creek houseboats

From the bay to Mission Dolores inland, mostly marsh and mudflats and creeks and often grizzly bears. The herons and the creek are the living connection to that environment.

Night Heron

Mission Creek to Mission Dolores

Further exploration:

Mission Bay Trainyard

http://explore. R a museumca.org/creeks/1640-RescMission.html

https://pondEwww.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Unraveling_the_Mystery_of_Lake_Dolores

https://burritojustice.com/2009/01/29/mission-history-as-revealed-by-creeks-streams-lakes-and-lagoons/

Southern Pacific site

https://digitallibrary.californiahistoricalsociety.org/object/2922

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2007/11/7374/walking-water-history-mission-bay2

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