Friday, December 26, 2008

Red and White Fleet

During the summer, tourists flock here, but on this cold winter weekday, hardly anyone was waiting in line to buy tickets for a bone chilling San Francisco Bay cruise.

The Red & White Fleet was founded in 1892 by Thomas Crowley with only $80 in his pocket. His business weathered the big 1906 quake that leveled most of San Francisco and prospered when the Golden Gate Bridge was built literally in front of his doorstep. To read more about its fascinating history, click here. Today, the Red & White Fleet dock here at Pier 43-1/2 to ferry people under the Golden Gate Bridge and past other famous landmarks.


- Karen

4 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now that is very interesting and what a neat thing that he survived that earthquake, Definitley is history there. Looks much better when you enlarge the photo.

photowannabe said...

Love to take excursions on this but not when its too cold and my eyes and nose are in a race to see who runs first...

dot said...

Sounds like a fun trip for a warm summer day.

roentarre said...

I love this cottage. Looking very cute!