Sausalito in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Lone Sailor
A ship heading for sea passes directly by this spot at the northern end of the Golden Gate. Here the sailor feels the first long roll of the sea, the beginning of the endless horizon that leads to the far Pacific.
There is one last chance to look back at the city of San Francisco, shining on its hills, one last chance to look back at the coastline of the United States, one last chance to look back at home.
Thousands and thousands of American seafarers have sailed past this place, in peace and war, to defend this country and its sea frontiers. Many of them never returned. This monument is dedicated to the ordinary sailors and marines who sailed from this place and did their duty.
Location. 37° 49.955′ N, 122° 28.788′ W. Marker is in Sausalito, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 101 ¼ mile south of Alexander Avenue, on the right. Click for map. Traveling north on US 1/101, Golden Gate Bridge, take first major off-ramp on the north end of the bridge, follow signs to Vista Point and the monument. Or, follow the tour buses. Marker is in this post office area: Sausalito CA 94965, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castillo de San Joaquin (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort Point (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Golden Gate Bridge: Vision, Genius and Expert Care (approx. 1.7 miles away); Men of Vision (approx. 1.7 miles away); Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course (approx. 1.7 miles away); Crissy Field (approx. 1.7 miles away); Braving Wind and Waves (approx. 2 miles away); Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (approx. 2 miles away).
More about this marker. A beautiful place for a view of San Francisco Bay.
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