China Camp Historical

China Camp Historical (HM1XNK)

Location: San Rafael, CA 94901 Marin County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 0.047', W 122° 27.693'

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This spot was once the center of a thriving Chinese fishing village. Starting in the 1860s emigrants from the Kwantung province in China lived with their families and fished here. China Camp is the only surviving fishing village among many in the Bay Area. The villagers sailed in junks - long wooden boats of a Chinese design - to catch shrimp with handmade nets. The shrimp were brought to shore, cooked, dried on a platform or hillside nearby, and then shipped to Asia and other foreign markets. The village grew until the 1880s, when at least 28 structures stood here. Heavy pressure, put on the Chinese fishermen by competitors and state officials, caused the Chinese shrimping activities to decline. A few families continued, using more modern fishing methods. Occasional shrimp fishing still takes place at China Camp to this day.
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Placed ByCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 547274 N 4206038
Decimal Degrees38.00078333, -122.46155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.047', W 122° 27.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 2.82" N, 122° 27' 41.58" W
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Area Code(s)415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near China Camp Village Rd, San Rafael CA 94901, US
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