Waters of The Carquinez Strait flow through this old piling near the shore. Thousands of these old pilings line the three mile stretch of this waterway - about 30 miles (51 km) east of San Francisco.
The pilings are the only evidence of the many wharves and warehouses that once dominated this area. Before a rail bridge was built near here in 1932 - all of the rail freight bound for San Francisco, Oakland, and their neighboring towns came to the far shore where everything was transfered to barges and brought to this place named Port Costa. Here, the goods would be stored before completing the final leg of the trip.
Tomorrow - a wider view of this shoreline.
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