Wood Island (Marin County)

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Wood Island
Geography
Location Northern California
Coordinates 37°56′37″N122°30′42″W / 37.94361°N 122.51167°W / 37.94361; -122.51167 (Wood Island) [1] Coordinates: 37°56′37″N122°30′42″W / 37.94361°N 122.51167°W / 37.94361; -122.51167 (Wood Island) [1]
Adjacent bodies of water Corte Madera Creek
Highest elevation13 ft (4 m) [1]
Administration
United States
StateFlag of California.svg  California
County Marin
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Little Island as it appears on a 1954 USGS topographic map.

Wood Island is a former island in Marin County, California, formerly in the Corte Madera Creek (upstream of San Francisco Bay) but now surrounded by land. Its coordinates are 37°56′37″N122°30′42″W / 37.94361°N 122.51167°W / 37.94361; -122.51167 (Wood Island) [1] , and the United States Geological Survey measured its elevation as 13 ft (4.0 m) in 1981. [1] It appears in a 1954 USGS map of the region. [2] In the 1960s, its principal owner was Spero Spiliotis. [3] In 1969, the city of Larkspur passed a resolution of intent to annex the island, [4] and in the 1970s, a ferry terminal had been proposed. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wood Island
  2. United States Geological Survey (1954). "San Rafael Quadrangle, California" (Map). United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey. 1:24000.
  3. "Wood Island Area Value Is $88,375". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1967-06-23. p. 5.
  4. "The Larkspur City Council Also". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1969-06-19. p. 18.
  5. "Larkspur Argues Planning Report". Daily Independent Journal. San Rafael, California. 1972-03-22. p. 37.