Posted by Donna Madrid on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 15:17:54 :
In Reply to: Favorite Waterside Contest posted by Ron Filion on Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 16:58:09 :
My favorite waterside spot is the Embarcadero area with a view of Alcatraz. Sailing out of the City last January at dusk, I looked at Alcatraz and was struck by the beautiful shades of blue in the water, the island and the sky at that time of evening. As I watched Alcatraz's lighthouse flashing it's guiding light, I reflected on my ancestors. As a 5th generation San Franciscan, my ancestors arrived here in 1864, just 10 years after California's first lighthouse was built, here on Alcatraz. "Our" lighthouse was now guiding me safely OUT of the bay as it had guided my ancestors INTO the bay those 142 years ago!
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