THE

SAN FRANCISCO BAY'S

STRONG CURRENTS,

ROCKY REEFS, AND DENSE FOG

HAVE LEAD TO THE WRECKS

OF NEARLY

150 SHIPS

IN RECENT CENTURIES

SINCE

THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY WAS DISCOVERED IN 1769 BY GASPAR DE PORTOLA, IT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HARBORS ON THE WEST COAST.


DURING

THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH,

THOUSANDS OF SHIPS SAILED IN AND OUT OF SAN FRANCISCO. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY FISHING AND WHALING VESSELS NAVIGATING THE WATERS, OVER 500,000 PASSENGERS WERE CARRIED TO AND FROM THE GROWING CITY FROM 1848 to 1869.



HERE ARE THE STORIES OF SOME OF THE SHIPS THAT NEVER LEFT THE BAY...

Fish Fish2 Ship
Sunken Ship Rocks