Pony Express Ferry "Carquinez" - Benicia, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 38° 02.670 W 122° 09.751
10S E 573484 N 4211083
Quick Description: Ferry across the Carquinez Straits in Benicia.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2008 1:43:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM3M63
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 53

Long Description:
Here, at the end First Street in Benicia is where the ferry picked up Pony Express trail and provided transportation across the Carquinez straits. This was long before the convenient Carquinez bridge between Vallejo and Crockett or the 680 bridge. Monument dedicated April 23, 2000.
Note: Downtown Benicia has a charming old-west feel. It makes for a pleasant summer afternoon visit when a nice breeze blows up the strait. Browse the antique stores here or stop in a cafe for a bite to eat.
Visit Instructions:
1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

2) The standard rules apply: a photo of the goal and one of your GPS unit - no vacation photos or web downloads will be accepted.

3) Include the coordinates of the location and the name of the city or town in your log.

4) Feel free to include as much history as you'd like. Educate us!
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