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Pittsburg in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter

 
 
Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
1. Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter Marker
Inscription.  Early Pittsburg, then called New York Landing and Black Diamond, was largely an Italian commercial fishing and canning village.
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 & CommerceWaterways & 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II
Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
2. Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); California Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank of America (about 500 feet away); Black Diamond (about 600 feet away); “The Steelworker in Pittsburg” (about 700 feet away); Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Antioch's Railroads (approx. 3.4 miles away); Riverview Union High School (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
3. Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter and Marker
Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
4. Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter
Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter Exhibit image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
5. Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter Exhibit
A Dedication Honoring Pittsburg Early Pioneers -- Lady Cannery Workers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
6. A Dedication Honoring Pittsburg Early Pioneers -- Lady Cannery Workers
For a century, beginning in 1880 and (?)fing in 1979, the water fronts of Pittsburg and Antioch were a major hub of canning fish, fruit and vegetables. Major canneries included R.E. Booth Company Inc. in Pittsburg, Western California Canners, Inc. and H (?)mott Canners, Inc. in Antioch. Women of many ethnic backgrounds supplied most of the labor. This monument is to commemorate, with the fondest of memories and honor, the names of each person anthem their contribution.
In Memory of the Italian Commercial Fishing Pioneers Who Settled and Developed Early Pittsburg image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
7. In Memory of the Italian Commercial Fishing Pioneers Who Settled and Developed Early 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 114 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Jun. 25, 2022