Roe Island

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Roe Island in an aerial photo from 2009.
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Geography
Location Northern California
Coordinates 38°04′21″N122°02′05″W / 38.07250°N 122.03472°W / 38.07250; -122.03472 (Roe Island) [1] Coordinates: 38°04′21″N122°02′05″W / 38.07250°N 122.03472°W / 38.07250; -122.03472 (Roe Island) [1]
Adjacent bodies of water Suisun Bay
Administration
StateFlag of California.svg  California
County Solano

Roe Island is an island in Suisun Bay at the mouth of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in Solano County, California, 10 km east of Benicia. Its western tip is named Preston Point, and its eastern tip is Gillespie Point.[ citation needed ] It is shown, labeled "Preston Island", on an 1850 survey map of the San Francisco Bay area made by Cadwalader Ringgold [2] and an 1854 map of the area by Henry Lange. [3]

On November 22, 2010, Brian Hopper was rescued from Roe Island by the U.S. Coast Guard. He had been stranded on the island for five days (after his rubber raft sprung a leak), before using his cell phone to contact a cousin, who notified the Coast Guard. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roe Island
  2. Ringgold, Cadwalader; Stuart, Fred D.; Everett, Chas.; Harrison (1850). "General Chart embracing Surveys of the Farallones Entrance to the Bay of San Francisco, Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straits of Carquines and Suisun Bay, and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, to the Cities of Sacramento and San Joaquin, California". David Rumsey Map Collection. San Francisco Common Council. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  3. Lange, Henry (1854). "Bai San Francisco und Vereinigung des Sacramento mit dem San Joaquin". David Rumsey Map Collection. George Westermann. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  4. San Francisco Chronicle, "Coast Guard Rescues Man on Suisun Bay's Roe Island," by Justin Berton, November 23rd, 2010 (retrieved on November 23rd, 2010).