California Historical Landmarks in Marin County

California Historical Landmark 221
Site of the Lighter Wharf at Bolinas
North End of Bolinas Lagoon
Junction of State Highway 1 and Olema-Bolinas Road
Two Miles North of Bolinas
Built 1850's

California Historical Landmark #221: Site of the Lighter Wharf Near Bolinas
The photograph shows the north end of the Bolinas Lagoon,
but the Lighter Wharf decayed long ago, and there is no
commemorative plaque.

29 September 2004
(Click Photo to Zoom)

Lighter Wharf at Bolinas Site

This wharf was built in the early 1850s to load lumber on lighters to be floated out to the deeper water near the channel, where it was transferred to seagoing vessels for shipment to San Francisco.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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