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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Oakland's First Wharf

 
 
Oakland's First Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
1. Oakland's First Wharf Marker
Inscription.
This is the approximate site of the first wharf authorized by the town of Oakland and constructed by Horace W. Carpenter at the foot of Main Street (now Broadway) in 1852. The wharf was used for shipping lumber and supplies.
 
Erected 1989 by Alameda County Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 47.668′ N, 122° 16.649′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Broadway near Water Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack London (here, next to this marker); Pony Express Ferry "Oakland" (a few steps from this marker); Origins of Oakland (within shouting distance of this marker); Live Oak Lodge U.D (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland Railroad History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jack London Square Development (about 600 feet away); USS Potomac (about 700 feet away); Evolution of a Marine Terminal (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
Regarding Oakland's First Wharf. This marker is located in Jack London Square. Jack London Square is closed
Oakland's First Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
2. Oakland's First Wharf Marker
A statue is Jack London is on the left.
to vehicular traffic.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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