Sausalito Ferry before The Golden Gate Bridge

The Sausalito Ferry Terminal

San Francisco Bay looked wonderful yesterday as we went barreling past Sausalito at 70 mph on Route 101.  When we lived in Kentfield I used to take the ferry to work from Larkspur (a few miles to the north of Sausalito)  to the San Francisco Ferry Terminal.

The Larkspur ferry though is a recent affair. In the “good old days” before the Golden Gate Bridge the ferries plied from near where Pier 49 is located in San Francisco to Sausalito and Tiburon.

From the Sausalito terminal you could ride the electrified commuter line to Mill Valley, to San Rafael and past where we used to live in Kentfield en route to Fairfax. This first photo is likely taken from where Route 101 now runs when it passes Sausalito.

San Francisco Ferry Terminal

Mill Valley Depot

Ferry Boat “Eureka” which used to cross the Bay is beautifully preserved at the San Francisco Maritime Museum. When we lived in Kentfield we visited the Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum several times to see the wonderful ferry boat models they have there.