#824:  San Leandro Oyster Beds

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San Leandro Marina, end of Mulford Point Dr., San Leandro

37.695313, -122.193334


State Plaque (missing 4/14)


From the Guidebook:

During the 1890s the oyster industry thrived until it became the single most important fishery in the state. Moses Wicks is supposed to have been the first to bring seed oysters around the horn and implant them in the San Leandro beds. The oyster industry in San Francisco Bay was at its height around the turn of the century, it reached a secondary peak by 1911 and then faded away because of polluted conditions of the bay.

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