Pittsburg in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter
Many of the Italian-American and other families from Pittsburg are descendants from that era.
This boat is a Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter built in 1928, typical of those once used in Alaska and Pittsburg by local fishermen. It stands as a remembrance of the Italian fishermen and their families whose labor and aspirations became an essential foundation to our city's growth and spirit.
Erected 1984 by Pittsburg Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 2.033′ N, 121° 53.044′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and East 3rd Street, on the right on Marina Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Marina Boulevard, Pittsburg CA 94565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II St. Peter Martyr of Verona Mission and Parish (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); California Theatre (about 400 feet away); Bank of America (about 500 feet away); Black Diamond (about 600 feet away); “The Steelworker in Pittsburg” (about 700 feet away); John Buckley Square (about 800 feet away); Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.