Dragon Boat Festival - SF

Was planning on posting about this after I got back, but noticed an article went up on sfgate.com today about the this weekend.

These hard core boat races are moving from Lake Merced to Clipper Cove on Treasure Island due to growth of this event.

Read the article.

Treasure Island, if you don't already know is a man made island, which has been used for the 1939–40 World’s Fair and as a military base which closed in the 80s and is now a public part of the City of San Francisco.

Clipper Cove is named after the landing spot/base for Pan Am's "China Clipper" route and a couple hangers still exist in this area. You can see them next to the marina area in this amazing 360 degree QTR from the entrance of Treasure Island here.

Quick little history of Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island and The Bay Bridge that tunnels through it, can be found here.

More pics:


Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival @ July

Comments

  1. I thought George Lucas bought it all. I wanna live on Bib Fortuna Ave. and eat at Yoda's Crab Shack.

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  2. I love Treasure Island. Such a cool place -- I believe people have lived there and are even building up more real estate out there now that the base is defunct. Am I right?

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  3. ...Redevelopment plans for Treasure Island include 2,600 housing units, extensive open space, preservation of several former naval buildings and a visitor-oriented commercial district with hotels along the island's southern shore.

    Read that there are currently 1000 units. Sad thing is most people still couldn't afford to live there.

    uber nerd link: Treasure Island Development Proposal

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