Sausalito Ferry Terminal

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Sausalito Ferry Terminal
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Golden Gate Ferry docked at Sausalito, 2006
LocationHumboldt Avenue at Anchor Street
Sausalito, California
Coordinates 37°51′22″N122°28′44″W / 37.856°N 122.479°W / 37.856; -122.479 Coordinates: 37°51′22″N122°28′44″W / 37.856°N 122.479°W / 37.856; -122.479
Owned by City of Sausalito
Operated by Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (as Golden Gate Ferry)
Connections Golden Gate Transit: 2, 30, 92
Marin Transit: 17, 61, 71X, 115
Construction
ParkingYes
History
Opened1868 (1868)
August 15, 1970 (1970-08-15) (Golden Gate Ferry)
ClosedFebruary 28, 1941 (1941-02-28) (NWP)
Rebuilt1996
Former railway services
Preceding station Northwestern Pacific Railroad Following station
Green Brae
toward Eureka
Main LineTerminus
Corte Madera
toward Cazadero
North Shore Railroad
Pine
toward Mill Valley
Sausalito–Mill Valley
Almonte
toward Manor
Sausalito–Manor
Pine
toward San Rafael
Sausalito–San Rafael via San Anselmo
Almonte
toward San Rafael
Sausalito–San Rafael via Green Brae
Location
Sausalito Ferry Terminal

Sausalito Ferry Terminal is a ferry terminal in Sausalito, California, connecting Marin County and San Francisco. The station is served by Golden Gate Ferry and Blue & Gold Fleet ferries as well as Golden Gate Transit and Marin Transit bus routes.

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History

Steam trains at Sausalito Terminal, photo dated May 1891 Train station (2018-0885).tif
Steam trains at Sausalito Terminal, photo dated May 1891
The Eureka, then the largest double-ended ferryboat in the world, carried passenger and automobile traffic on the Sausalito-San Francisco run from 1922 to 1941. (Pictured in San Francisco in 2008) Eureka (steam ferryboat, San Francisco).JPG
The Eureka, then the largest double-ended ferryboat in the world, carried passenger and automobile traffic on the Sausalito–San Francisco run from 1922 to 1941. (Pictured in San Francisco in 2008)

The Sausalito Land and Ferry Company began running ferries between here and San Francisco around 1868. [1] The terminal served as the southern terminus and ferry connection to San Francisco for the North Pacific Coast Railroad, [2] which purchased the service in 1875. [1] Pedestrian ferries were discontinued on February 28, 1941, [1] with car ferry service ended by March, a few years after opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. [3]

On August 15, 1970, Golden Gate Ferries began service to San Francisco along with the inauguration of bus services to the ferry terminal that day. [1] A new dock was built in 1996. [4]

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References

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  2. Stindt, Fred. Kelseyville and Modesto (1982) [1964]. The Northwestern Pacific Railroad: Redwood Empire Route. Dunscomb Press. p. 88–89. Library of Congress Catalog No.64-24033.
  3. "History of Sausalito". Sausalito.com. Sausalito.com & California Media Partners, LLC. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. Prado, Mark (30 May 2017). "Sausalito ferry landing revisions approved as city balks". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 1 June 2017.

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