San Leandro Oyster Bed - San Leandro, CA
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 37° 41.721 W 122° 11.597
10S E 571120 N 4172320
Quick Description: The site of a stolen California Historical Landmark Plaque at the San Leandro Marina.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2009 1:43:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM7GGB
The plaque's been stolen and all that's remaining is the bolts that held it in place.
The plaque was supposed to read: "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."
Marker Number: 824.00
Marker Name: San Leandro Oyster Beds
San Leandro Marina
Has Official CA Plaque: Not Listed
Marker Dedication Date: Not listed
Website: Not listed
Feel free to post a picture of you at the landmark site, but a photo is not required to log a visit.