November 05, 2014

China Camp -- boats once came and went


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photo by Donald Kinney

I often gaze out at these old piers at Buckeye Point and wonder about the stories they could tell. Of boats coming and going at a leisurely pace.



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And before the State Park was established in the mid-1970's there were cabins and homes here. Some foundations still exist.

Historic China Camp Village just down yonder was established as far back as the 1880's--an enterprise for netting Bay Shrimp, operated by Chinese immigrants who were prohibited by law from engaging in more dignified businesses that might encroach on the White Man's domain. They couldn't sell their catch directly to the markets in San Francisco--they were required to hire a Caucasian agent for that.



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I probably can assume the ripples on San Pablo Bay (the northern "thumb" of San Francisco Bay) are the same today, as they were in days past.


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2 comments:

m e l i g r o s a said...

love these! also the circular one as today's header. thanks for sharing as always Donald :)

AphotoAday said...

Thanks and you are very welcome, Meli.

 
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