"There had never been a bridge like the Golden Gate Bridge
and there had never been a job like the job of building it"
Some photos of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge from 1933-1937. The second photo is of a bridge worker named Ed Souza; whom I had the pleasure of meeting when I worked in Sausalito in the early nineties. He is featured in the CBS video (1983) below, about the builders of the bridge. A monumental achievement made by very brave men.
Chasing the fog last Sunday morning 3.12.17 on San Francisco Bay at sunrise with city skyline in background. Beautiful changing color and light, serenity, seagulls etc. at Moore Road Pier, Fort Baker.
USS Iowa (BB-61), iconic WWII-era battleship, being towed out of San Francisco Bay on it's way to new home in Southern California. The Iowa earned nine battle stars for service in WWII and 2 battle stars for service in the Korean War. It is the last lead ship of any class of United States battleships. It will become a museum ship berthed in San Pedro, Ca.
Remnants of 19th century gun batteries that guarded the entrance to San Francisco Bay from the Civil War up until WWII. Batteries: Yates, Spencer and Ridge. There were 7 batteries on the North side.
View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Baker showing low fog and Lime Point fog station in lower center. The fog station was built in 1883 with a one story fog signal building and a two story keeper's dwelling. The original fog horns were steam powered by coal fired boilers. A light was added to the station in 1900. The dwelling building evolved to a three story building and additional outbuildings. They were all dismantled when the station became automated in 1961 and all that remains today is the original signal building.
© Joseph Greco