Sausalito in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Lone Sailor
A ship heading for sea passes directly by this spot at the northern end of the Golden Gate. Here the sailor feels the first long roll of the sea, the beginning of the endless horizon that leads to the far Pacific.
There is one last chance to look back at the city of San Francisco, shining on its hills, one last chance to look back at the coastline of the United States, one last chance to look back at home.
Thousands and thousands of American seafarers have sailed past this place, in peace and war, to defend this country and its sea frontiers. Many of them never returned. This monument is dedicated to the ordinary sailors and marines who sailed from this place and did their duty.
Location. 37° 49.955′ N, 122° 28.788′ W. Marker is in Sausalito, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 101 ¼ mile south of Alexander Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Traveling north on US 1/101, Golden Gate Bridge, take first major off-ramp on the north end of the bridge, follow signs to Vista Point
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bay Transformed (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Gate Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Strengthening an Icon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Construction 129 (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Golden Gate (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battery Construction No. 129 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Defending the Golden Gate (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Defending the Golden Gate (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sausalito.
More about this marker. A beautiful place for a view of San Francisco Bay.
Categories. • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2013. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 19, 2013. 8. submitted on October 19, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 9. submitted on October 19, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.