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Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Boat Works

Compare Then and Now

— The Tiburon Historical Trail —

 
 
The Boat Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
1. The Boat Works Marker
Inscription.  This 1974 photo shows the Olson Boat Works, one of the last vestiges of the olden days along the multi-use path. The building was demolished soon after this photo was taken, to make way for a new house on land that was the target of vigorous but failed attempts by citizens to purchase it for open space.

The Codfish Factory
Right around the corner in Belvedere along what is now West Shore Road, stood the “Union Fish Company,” built in the 1870’s by Thomas McCollam when the island was still open pasture. For the next 60 years, Alaskan caught fish was dried and processed there. A 1937 fire closed the processing plant, but the remaining bunk house served as artists residences until 1961.

The Tiburon Historical Trail
The Tiburon Historical Trail as a joint project of the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation and the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society. This trail runs between Blackie’s Pasture and the Donahue Depot in downtown Tiburon. The early photographs below were taken from the location of this panel.
 
Erected by Tiburon Peninsula Foundation, Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks
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Society. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 53.166′ N, 122° 28.468′ W. Marker is in Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is at the intersection of Tiburon Boulevard (California Route 131) and Gilmartin Drive, on the left when traveling north on Tiburon Boulevard. The marker is mounted to a metal post between the Tiburon Linear Park and Tiburon Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waving Back (Circa 1950) (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Gives Way to Strollers, Cyclists and Joggers (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hilarita (approx. 0.6 miles away); Del Mar (approx. 0.7 miles away); Reed School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Feed Lot For Oysters (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Trestle Trail (approx. one mile away); Saving and Protecting Our Bay (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
The Boat Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
2. The Boat Works Marker
Sausalito can be seen on the other side of Richardson Bay
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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