Italy Harbor

Italy Harbor (HM1DZE)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94111 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 48.017', W 122° 23.898'

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This marker is one of a series intended to commemorate the 150 years of the Port of San Francisco. It is composed of a captioned photograph and text entitled Did you know... mounted on a cylindrical metal pylon.

From 1889 to 1900, the bay at the foot of Union and Green Streets became known as Italy Harbor because the fishermen were Italian immigrants from Linguria and Sicily. The fishermen used small sail-powered fishing vessels called feluccas, hanging their nets along side. Each Sunday, the fishermen gathered still in there church clothes to inspect and repair their nets by hand.

Did you know...

In 1900, the Port relocated the fishing fleet from Italy Harbor to make way for new steam powered ships needing its natural deep water. The fishermen settled into an inner lagoon near Hyde and Taylor Streets, now known worldwide as Fisherman's Wharf.

The Port of San Francisco
150 Years
1863 - 2013
"Where the City meets the Bay"
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPort of San Francisco
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552970 N 4183826
Decimal Degrees37.80028333, -122.39830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.017', W 122° 23.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 1.02" N, 122° 23' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 858, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-656 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94111, US
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