That is one pretty sailboat in the distance. In the foreground is the fireboat Phoenix. The fireboat Guardian is secured about 100 yards off her port beam. And, yes - that pier was as big a mess as it looks. this image was taken exactly four year ago - 14 April 2007 - and repairs to the nearby fire station and all of the piles and piers here are underway.
That was a raised garden in that wood box a few years back. The firemen had a number of them. You could drive by here in late summer and see beautiful tomatoes, lettuce, onions, squash, and even corn - towering above the waters of the bay. The men and women stationed here got the best eating on earth and it was saving the city a few bucks at the grocery store. Pretty cool.
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