By Land and By Sea

By Land and By Sea (HM1S9Z)

Location: Richmond, CA 94801 Contra Costa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 55.255', W 122° 23.15'

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San Francisco Bay is known for more than its great beauty. Its large estuary, where sea water mixes with huge river flows, is also a major port.
Richmond's deep natural waterfront lent itself to early industrial development. Augustin Macdonald recognized the potential here in 1895, and promoted the idea of a railway terminal.
"On reaching the summit of the hills a magnificent view greeted my eyes...its commercial possibilities appealed to me a once...(it was) the only point on the east...bay where land and navigable water met."
Chicago trains began arriving at Ferry Point in 1900. Passengers and auto ferries operated through the 1930s, while freight operations continued later, into the 1960s.
HM NumberHM1S9Z
Placed ByEast Bay Regional Park District
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Date Added Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553980 N 4197218
Decimal Degrees37.92091667, -122.38583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.255', W 122° 23.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 15.3" N, 122° 23' 9" W
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Area Code(s)510
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 783-815 Dornan Dr, Richmond CA 94801, US
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