Sausalito in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sausalito Ferry Terminals
In 1907 the rail system in Sausalito was expanded to consolidate facilities so that interurban trains could operate only from Sausalito. From the rail hub in downtown customers could leave the ferries and go directly to the rail cars that stood waiting for them. The rail lines extended from Sausalito to Ukiah.
The Sausalito rain yard was a hub of transportation. Both ferry and rail met here to distribute their customers returning from San Francisco or heading north to San Rafael.
The little ferry Tiburon was a favorite to ride. Built in 1884 by San Francisco and Northern Pacific, she was 132 feet long and 50 feet wide. She was terminated from service in 1924.
The activity in this 1924 view of Sausalito's waterfront reflects the prosperity of the time and the growth of the automobile ferry business.
At left is the Northwestern Pacific terminal with the steamers Cazadero, Sausalito and Eureka. Behind the live oak tree is the motor vessel Marin. The new motor vessel Golden West is in the Golden Gate Ferry terminal at the right. Richardson's Bay was famous for the old sailing ships anchored in it.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Humboldt Avenue, 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. William Richardson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1870’s Ranch Shed (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1890’s Drawbridge Gatehouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1906 Arks Victorian Influence (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1920 Folk Victorian Dwelling (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1920 Victorian Cottage (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1920 Folk Victorian Cottage (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1895 Ark Houseboat (approx. 1.6 miles away).
More about this marker. These plaques are located along the waterfront promenade near the walk-on ferry terminal.
Also see . . . Ferries of San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Bay in California has been served by ferries of all types for over 150 years. John Reed established a sailboat ferry service in 1826... Although the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge led to the decline in the importance of most (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.