Corinthian Island

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Corinthian Island
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An aerial photograph of Corinthian Island from the southwest in May 2010. Belvedere Island can be seen in the foreground, and the Tiburon Peninsula in the background.
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Corinthian Island
Geography
Location Northern California
Coordinates 37°52′22″N122°27′32″W / 37.87278°N 122.45889°W / 37.87278; -122.45889 (Corinthian Island) [1] Coordinates: 37°52′22″N122°27′32″W / 37.87278°N 122.45889°W / 37.87278; -122.45889 (Corinthian Island) [1]
Adjacent bodies of water Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta
Highest elevation72 ft (21.9 m) [1]
Administration
United States
StateFlag of California.svg  California
County Marin
Another aerial photograph of Corinthian Island from the west, taken in September 2019. Aerial view of Richardson Bay, September 2019 (cropped to Corinthian Island).JPG
Another aerial photograph of Corinthian Island from the west, taken in September 2019.

Corinthian Island is a former island in the San Francisco Bay, [2] [3] [4] that was later attached to the mainland. [1] It is in Marin County, California, by the Tiburon Peninsula. [5] [6] Its coordinates are 37°52′22″N122°27′32″W / 37.87278°N 122.45889°W / 37.87278; -122.45889 (Corinthian Island) [1] , and the United States Geological Survey gave its elevation as 72 ft (22 m) in 1981. [1] It appears on a 1950 USGS map of the area. [7]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Corinthian Island
  2. "White-Winged Sea Skippers Open Season Today: Corinthians and Aeolians to Try the Wind". The San Francisco Examiner. San Francisco, California. 1919-04-26. p. 11.
  3. "Belvedere Council Meeting Tonight". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1961-07-17. p. 2.
  4. "Belvedere Planners Will Meet Monday". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1961-09-20. p. 36.
  5. "Twenty owners form Belvedere launch club". The San Francisco Examiner. San Francisco, California. 1908-05-02. p. 15.
  6. "Corinthian Island is ideal home for the Bay yachtsmen". The San Francisco Examiner. San Francisco, California. 1909-05-01. p. 24.
  7. United States Geological Survey (1950). "San Francisco North Quadrangle, California" (Map). United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey. 1:24000.