San Leandro Oyster Beds

No longer exists
San Leandro Marina, San Leandro, CA

Description 

"SAN LEANDRO OYSTER BEDS - During the 1890s the oyster industry thrived until it became the single most important fishery in the state. Moses Wicks is supposed to have been the first to bring seed oysters around the horn and implant them in the San Leandro beds. The oyster industry in San Francisco Bay was at its height around the turn of the century, it reached a secondary peak by 1911 and then faded away because of polluted conditions of the bay." - California Historic Landmark No.824

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody