#0824 San Leandro Oyster Beds


#0824 San Leandro Oyster Beds

Site information:

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

37.695313, -122.193334

Plaque information:

State plaque was missing when I visited.

OHP description:

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.

Registered 6/7/1968