Military Bases & Facilities in San Francisco

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Military Bases & Facilities in San Francisco

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  • CPaM68
    Texas679 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On our trip, we entered San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge and the first site we stopped at was Fort Point. Various forts have been constructed on this point to protect San Francisco Bay since 1784 when the Spanish constructed Castillo de San Joaquin near this site. The current version of the fort was constructed from 1854-1861 and then modified in 1892. Forts like this are interesting to visit, since there are not many similar historical-type forts in the US. It also provides a great view from underneath the Golden Gate Bridge as it stretches out across the San Francisco Bay. The fort offers guided tours and has a small theater with a short, informative film.
    Written March 19, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come here for great views of downtown San Francisco across the Bay, and also some of the hills. This island is land fill that was created for the 1939 Exposition. Some of the Exposition buildings are still here. But these days you will find a lot of construction of new apartments. So someday this will be a city itself.
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,618 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz from here. Worth a walk if you are visiting the wharf area.
    Written November 13, 2023
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  • hecubus23
    Las Vegas, NV124 contributions
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    The beach is the main attraction in this area, but if you walk off the beaten path just a little bit, you'll come across one 6" guns that were similar to the original ones that covered the mouth of the harbor that actually is one of the few guns like this that is still operational. Seeing this installation was built in 1907 and the condition its in, its remarkable to see this.
    Written October 26, 2019
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  • permia
    Ireland61,423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In a great brick building, whose former steam power tower was shortened by the 1906 quake, we saw the winding process that drives the three cable car lines.

    It was marvellous strolling around the gallery and seeing the whirring wheels and other mechanisms that gaurantee a steady nine miles an hour for the cables. These are fed under the street at a lower level that is also available to the curious visitor.

    Lots of posters and photographs document the engineering feats leading to the 23 lines in 1873 and the subsequent history including the public campaign to save parts of the system in the 1940s and 50s, sucessfully preserving the 3 lines that today are such a part of the city's life.
    Written December 8, 2018
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