Day Island (California)

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Geography
Location Northern California
Coordinates 38°06′13″N122°29′26″W / 38.10361°N 122.49056°W / 38.10361; -122.49056 (Day Island) [1] Coordinates: 38°06′13″N122°29′26″W / 38.10361°N 122.49056°W / 38.10361; -122.49056 (Day Island) [1]
Adjacent bodies of water San Pablo Bay
Highest elevation105 ft (32 m) [1]
Administration
United States
StateFlag of California.svg  California
County Marin
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Day Island in a USGS topographic map from 1951

Day Island is an island at the mouth of the Petaluma River in San Pablo Bay (an embayment of San Francisco Bay). [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] It is part of Marin County, California. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] Its coordinates are 38°06′13″N122°29′26″W / 38.10361°N 122.49056°W / 38.10361; -122.49056 (Day Island) [1] , and the United States Geological Survey measured its elevation as 105 ft (32 m) in 1981. [1] It appears on a 1951 USGS map of the area. [2] The "1880 History of Marin County" by Alley, Bowen and Co. mentions "a man by name of Day" who "settled on an island in Novato township which has since borne his name" in 1851." To this day, there are still 2 houses on the island, both inhabited.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Day Island
  2. 1 2 United States Geological Survey (1951). "Petaluma Point Quadrangle, California" (Map). United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey. 1:24000.
  3. "Beach Quiet, But Other Areas Hit By Burglars". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1955-04-12. p. 15.
  4. "$100 In Firearms Reported Stolen". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1955-10-25. p. 7.
  5. "Faulkner Heirs Sued By Bank For $51,110". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1957-05-27. p. 2.
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  7. "Owners Fight To Keep Black Point Operations". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1967-08-21. p. 16.
  8. "Free Speech Hall Policy Is On Agenda". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1967-09-02. p. 6.
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  10. "Legal notice: notice of hearing". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1967-10-27. p. 34.
  11. "Waterfront Parcel Rezoning Is Rejected". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1967-11-06. p. 17.
  12. "Legal notice: notice of hearing". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1967-11-10. p. 34.
  13. "Inadequate controls over tidelands". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1969-05-05. p. 20.
  14. "Legal notice: notice of hearing". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1969-06-13. p. 34.
  15. "Novato Gal's Huge Marlin Sets Record". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1973-09-01. p. 8.
  16. "Open Space Suggestions Into Plan". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1974-09-21. p. 4.