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October 2000

Ferry service has been an important part of the lineup in the San Francisco Giant's storybook season

The inaugural season of baseball at Pac Bell Park is a dream come true for baseball fans. Intoxicated by a winning team playing in an incomparably beautiful ballpark, few fans, and fewer still of the public at large, appreciate how important a role ferry service played in making it all possible. More...

You Are There as Funding for the San Francisco Water Transit Agency is approved by the California Legislature. Click here for official press release.

It hasnít been easy getting the San Francisco Water Transit Authority up and running. More...

Cool places to visit that celebrate and explore the San Francisco Bay environment

After several generations of walling themselves off from San Francisco Bay, Bay Area folks and tourists alike are increasingly eager to get up close and personal with one of the most beautiful and complex maritime systems in the world. More...

Not a pub crawler, if that's what you were thinking

Being a hippie with a haircut, the first thing that came to my mind when I heard there were bar pilots on San Francisco Bay wasnít so wholesome. More...

Our monthly columnist ruminates onward

Each day we climb aboard the ferry and donít give it a second thought. We donít stop and worry about whether weíll ever get to our destination. Itís called trust. In Greek mythology the figure Charon was entrusted to ferry souls across the river Styx. Once his cargo reached the far shore they would learn their fates. Most of us, on the other hand (thank goodness), are just trying to get to work. But who are these trusted beings ferrying us anyway? More...

Your ferry captain is

I will remain by this river, thought Siddhartha. It is the same river which I crossed on my way to the town. A friendly ferryman took me across. I will go to him. My path once led from his but to a new life which is now old and dead. May my present path, my new life, start from there! More...

Joe Nathan, star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants

Bay CrossingsReader of the MonthJoe Nathan, star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants More...

The design mind behind waterfront chic

BORIS DRAMOV, ARCHITECTURAL VISIONARY AND CREATOR OF A NEW WATERFRONT AND GATEWAY TO SAN FRANCISCO More...

You thought getting a cab in San Francisco was tough? Well, how about hailing one in the middle of San Francisco Bay?

You thought getting a cab in San Francisco was tough? Well, how about hailing one in the middle of San Francisco Bay? More...

Monarch joins the B&G fleet

Blue & Gold Fleet, the Bay Areaís largest ferry, bay cruise and land tour excursion operator welcomed the newest vessel in its fleet, the M/V BAY MONARCH, at its Pier 41 home port over the July 4th holiday. More...

Hellions on wheels

Returning from a meeting at Pier 9, I stopped to watch the kids skateboarding at Pier 7. They shot through the air, swirled around corners and crashed to the ground with distressing regularity. But, thankfully, no lasting damage was done; such is the resiliency of youth. It seemed to me a joyous, and altogether fitting, use of the waterfront so I asked if I could take their picture. After a conference they agreed, but drew the line at giving me their names. More...

San Francisco Ferry Terminal October Construction Progress:

Ľ Guardrail installation near Sinbadís restaurant and walkway delineation (with yellow truncated domes) will be completed in the south terminal area. More...