Potrero Point, California

Abandoned Pier


GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

Showing of

Today, there is a rocky beach with algae growing abundantly. Yesterday, there was Potrero Point, a large Western Pacific pier that reached into the San Francisco Bay serving rail ferries to Alameda. Only a single rusty rail remains as evidence of what was, and what is no more. Photo by Andrew Laverdiere, December 2008.

There is actually a lot more to see at low tide. I'll post what I found...

Mark C
Oroville, CA


I know the route

San Jose,ca, CA


Was this where the prison trains to alcatraz left on the ferries?

Jason Gunther
Newbury Park, CA


Shortened Link: http://a-r.us/tq0

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