buttermilk sky, China Camp
a speckled morning buttermilk sky at China Camp Village
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Shrimp drying area
the brick kiln was a modern addition (1930's) to speed up the drying process.
brick kilndrying processshrimpshrimp dryngdried shrimp
through the pier
a golden sun coming up on the other side of the pier at China Camp.
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past the row of Eucalyptus
along the road down to China Camp Village
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Chinese Junk; Grace Quan
replica of Chinese junk built in honor of Frank's mother in 2003 by S.F. Maritime Museum.
Chinese junkGrace Quanreplica
boatyard relics at China Camp
having seen better days--boatyard relics strewn about.
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shrimping village; just history now
the shrimp industry in San Pablo Bay has declined from its heyday in late 1800's / early 1900's.
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Madrone perched on cliff
a Madrone makes a colorful splash against a bay of blue.
Madronecliffcolorful splashbay of blue
boats no longer dock here
remains of dock on San Pablo Bay at China Camp.
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Quan residence & restaurant
(the late) Frank Quan's home and business.
QuanFrank Quanrestauranthome and business
dock on the bay
abandoned--dock pilings of a former pier at China Camp
dock on the bayabandoneddock pilingsformer pierChina Camp
the Seabreeze, Frank Quan's former shrimping boat
seaworthySeabreezeFrank Quanshrimping boat
pier from road above
looking down onto China Camp Village and pier.
pierroad aboveChina Camp Village
Rat Island in the Golden hour
Rat Island just offshore from China Camp Village.
Rat IslandChina Camp Villagegolden hour
Jake's Island in distance
a duck hunter's blind and Jake's Island just beyond.
Jakes Islandduck hunterblind
Valley Oak at China Camp
a sun-filled Valley Oak on a warm afternoon at China Camp.
Valley OakChina Campsun filledwarm afternoon
more yesterday than tomorrow
the shrimping industry has dwindled due to increasing water salinity in San Pablo Bay.
yesterdaytomorrowshrimping industrywater salinitySan Pablo Bay