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Andrys Basten | profile | all galleries >> Day trips nearby >> Point Molate Revisited - Pictures from June 2007 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Point Molate Revisited - Pictures from June 2007

These are photos from the SECOND VISIT to Pt. Molate, on June 8, 2007 -- it's more a photo report. of what the place is like.  For more artistic versions, please see the other galleries linked to below, made by friends.

    My FIRST visit was in February, when we could not get beyond the closed-off areas.

On this 2nd visit, a number of us visited Pt Molate's restricted areas, including a visit to the Captain's House.  For photos from their galleries, see: Eleanor, Karen, Mary Ann, Margaret, Robin !

* U P D A T E * - APRIL 2011. THE CASINO PROJECT AT POINT MOLATE HAS BEEN REJECTED.
  See SF Chronicle and Oakland Tribune stories.

INFO repeated from the page for First Pt. Molate visit:
Point Molate Beach Park.  Until prohibition closed down its winery in 1919, Winehaven was the largest in the world up to that time.  Pt. Molate was later a Navy fuel depot in WWII, and military operations were closed down in 1995.  Related trip report here


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Towers of Jewels
"Towers of Jewels"
Towers of Jewels, closer up
Towers of Jewels, closer up
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Approaching Winehaven
Approaching Winehaven
Before the war, Winehaven families lived in those homes.  After that, naval families.
Before the war, Winehaven families lived in those homes. After that, naval families.
Jeremy and Robin
Jeremy and Robin
Cabinets for parts that drove Winehaven
Cabinets for parts that drove Winehaven
Closer up
Closer up
Hideous flash result for comparison - Temporary
Hideous flash result for comparison - Temporary
Stitched panoramic from next  two
Stitched panoramic from next two
Inside Winehaven.
Inside Winehaven.
The other side
The other side
Out of service for ages but the tires can be useful.
Out of service for ages but the tires can be useful.
Stairway next to elevator
Stairway next to elevator
Margaret and Jeremy
Margaret and Jeremy
Margaret obeying Jeremy  :-)
Margaret obeying Jeremy :-)
Jeremy, resecuring the building   (I'm on iso800 by mistake)
Jeremy, resecuring the building (I'm on iso800 by mistake)
The very patient Jeremy.  (I was on iso800 by mistake again.)
The very patient Jeremy. (I was on iso800 by mistake again.)
Back up the hill from Winehaven building
Back up the hill from Winehaven building
Robin in camera-warrior mode
Robin in camera-warrior mode
Robin scouting the next shot
Robin scouting the next shot
A bit lusher further down same area
A bit lusher further down same area
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Winehaven's main winemaking building
Winehaven's main winemaking building
Willie showing us the old housing area, and #51
Willie showing us the old housing area, and #51
Like an idyllic Smalltown, USA
Like an idyllic Smalltown, USA
Up by the Captain's House
Up by the Captain's House
Nice views up there
Nice views up there
From captain's house, which we were allowed to visit
From captain's house, which we were allowed to visit
Kitchen, on first floor
Kitchen, on first floor
Dining room
Dining room
An upstairs bedroom
An upstairs bedroom
One of the bathrooms
One of the bathrooms
View from windows of a 2nd bedroom
View from windows of a 2nd bedroom
Eleanor snapping me snapping Robin
Eleanor snapping me snapping Robin
Robin shooting better views in that room
Robin shooting better views in that room
From one of the windows on that floor
From one of the windows on that floor
Going back down from 2nd floor
Going back down from 2nd floor
The other bathroom
The other bathroom
Lest we forget it's a sort of museum
Lest we forget it's a sort of museum
Back down to the living room
Back down to the living room
Living room (blurred)
Living room (blurred)
From living room, view of enclosed porch
From living room, view of enclosed porch
Enclosed porch
Enclosed porch
From the porch
From the porch
From the porch 2
From the porch 2
Backs of homes down the bend, awaiting goat-mowers
Backs of homes down the bend, awaiting goat-mowers
Once alive with sounds from playing on the swings
Once alive with sounds from playing on the swings
Karen exploring the unused beach
Karen exploring the unused beach
Checking out the San Rafael bridge
Checking out the San Rafael bridge
Mount Tamalpais
Mount Tamalpais
Mt. Tamalpais and Eleanor
Mt. Tamalpais and Eleanor
Margaret at work. Try larger version here.
Margaret at work. Try larger version here.
The gang, on way to view East Brother Island
The gang, on way to view East Brother Island
The gang,  Take 2
The gang, Take 2
Woodsy scene with odd-galaxy-shaped tree
Woodsy scene with odd-galaxy-shaped tree
Ready for delivery
Ready for delivery
Experimenting with  #51
Experimenting with #51
Porch area included
Porch area included
Jeremy and Willie called on by others
Jeremy and Willie called on by others
Another restricted area
Another restricted area
Eleanor scouts while Mary Ann enjoys the houses again.
Eleanor scouts while Mary Ann enjoys the houses again.
Gang 3
Gang 3
Gang 3 closer up
Gang 3 closer up
Gang 4
Gang 4
Cousin Eleanor
Cousin Eleanor
East Brother Island and cove area
East Brother Island and cove area
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Click to get larger version
East Brother Island in June
East Brother Island in June
East Brother Island Lighthouse
East Brother Island Lighthouse
Robin getting a last shot
Robin getting a last shot
I liked the color and quiet movement
I liked the color and quiet movement