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ON OUR COVER July 2018 1-Jul-2018

San Francisco's Seawall was built more than a century ago, before the Golden Gate Bridge, before Coit Tower, and way before modern engineering techniques to address earthquakes. More...

Port of Oakland Builds for the Future 1-Jul-2018

In a move signaling long-term confidence in the Port of Oakland's strategic plan, SSA Terminals has signed an agreement to maintain its operations there well past the current lease expiring in 2027. More...

Vallejo Cement Factory Just Became More Controversial 1-Jul-2018

The controversial Vallejo Marine Terminal and Orcem cement plant just became more controversial, claim community groups throughout the Bay Area who are charging the terminal could ship dirty coal through the city. More...

Rob McCrimmon 1-Jul-2018

It is a noble thing to help others for a living, and Rob McCrimmon has made a career out of it. More...

New 400-Passenger Ferry Joins WETA Fleet 1-Jul-2018

In June, the 400-passenger Argo became the newest vessel to join the WETA fleet. More...

Fourth of July Waterfront Fireworks 1-Jul-2018

Watching a waterfront fireworks display from a boat, the shoreline or hillside overlooking the water is always a unique and special treat for Bay Area residents. More...

MTC Wants Public's Ideas for Transportation Solutions 1-Jul-2018

In late June, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) kicked off an 11-week campaign to solicit big, bold and billion-dollar (or even more) ideas from individuals, companies, public agencies and nongovernmental organizations alike for improving mobility across the nine-county Bay Area. More...

No Coal in the Bay 1-Jul-2018

We were on the Baykeeper boat for a pollution patrol recently when I noticed something surprising. More...

Love San Francisco’s Waterfront? Get to Know the Embarcadero Seawall. 1-Jul-2018

Did you know that everything along San Francisco's beautiful Embarcadero waterfront is protected by a Seawall? If you have never heard of the Embarcadero Seawall before, you are not alone. More...

San Francisco Waterfront Takes Steps to Reduce Plastic Straw Pollution 1-Jul-2018

San Francisco's Pier 39 and Aquarium of the Bay announced a plan last month to minimize the distribution of plastic straws along the San Francisco waterfront in an effort to reduce the harmful pollution of waterways. More...

Reducing Whale Deaths in California Waters 1-Jul-2018

It's been a tough couple of months for whales in and around the San Francisco Bay. More...

What Could Go Awry? (Part 1) 1-Jul-2018

What are the strongest winds you're ever been out in? It's one of the most frequently asked questions new students have for a sailing instructor More...

Jack London Would Have Loved These Books 1-Jul-2018

While most Bay Crossings readers have at least a passing knowledge of literary legend Jack London, few probably know much about his wife and soul mate, Charmian Kittredge London, who helped shape his destiny while becoming an impressive creative force herself. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES 1-Jul-2018

Why settle for just an OUPV license when our USCG approved Captain's course meets the requirement for not only the OUPV/6-PACK License; but also - OUPV up to 100 GT - Master or Mate Near Coastal less than 100 GT - Master or Mate Inland less than 100 GT. More...

Around the Bay in July 2018 1-Jul-2018

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien, the famous WWII Liberty Ship berthed at Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf, invites you to come aboard to view San Francisco's Independence Day fireworks extrava-ganza. More...