June 15, 2013

variety at China Camp Village, on San Pablo Bay


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photo by Donald Kinney

Well, here is the mighty but beached fleet of China Camp. Two boats are still afloat; Frank Quan's shrimp boat, and the "Zero-Two" -- an old dinghy Frank sometimes uses to reach his boat.



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photo by Donald Kinney

This pier has had a few repairs over the years, but in one form or another it has been here since the late 1860's when China Camp--first known as "Wa-Jen-Ha-Lio"--became a bustling town of immigrants netting Bay Shrimp, while being kept out of mainstream jobs. Discrimination was the law.



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At low tide I was able to skirt around the perimeter of the point near the village where I found a treasure-trove of artful rock on the low cliffs.


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3 comments:

gregory urbano said...

old boats and piers make for such breat photos!

photowannabe said...

Love the character of the China Camp shots.
Are these going to be in your show?

You do awesome work Don.

AphotoAday said...

Thanks, Gregory Urbano and Photowannabe Sue! Nope, those won't be in my show, but click on the last link at the bottom of my posts for a preview of the exhibit if you want a sneak peek. I realize that a lot of folks live way too far away to make it to Mill Valley during the month of July when the photos will be on display.

 
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