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Golden Gate 2011

Golden Gate 2011

Before the bridge was built, the only practical short route between San Francisco and what is now Marin County was by boat across a section of San Francisco Bay. Ferry service began as early as 1820, with regularly scheduled service beginning in the 1840s for purposes of transporting water to San Francisco. The Sausalito Land and Ferry Company service, launched in 1867, eventually became the Golden Gate Ferry Company, a Southern Pacific Railroad subsidiary, the largest ferry operation in the world by the late 1920s. Once for railroad passengers and customers only, Southern Pacific's automobile ferries became very profitable and important to the regional economy. The ferry crossing between the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco and Sausalito in Marin County took approximately 20 minutes and cost $1.00 per vehicle, a price later reduced to compete with the new bridge.

Nikon D700
1/2s f/22.0 at 38.0mm iso200 full exif

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Don Taylor09-Jan-2011 21:57
Awesome shot Bill with this magic lights! Very nice and unique capture.
Guest 09-Jan-2011 21:53
Awesome shot with this magic lights! Very nice and unique capture.
Cedric Sims06-Jan-2011 17:42
Nice light, perspective and great job getting the big rock in the foregound! V
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