A Chinese shrimp-fishing village thrived on this site in the 1880s. Nearly 500 people, originally from Canton, China, lived in the village. In its heyday, there were three general stores, a marine supply store and a barber shop.
Today, the general store still remains, along with a somewhat broken down pier, and a sampling of worn out fishing boats. Oh, and this really cool little island, sometimes referred to as Rat Island.
location San Rafael, California on the San Pablo Bay
photographer patrick e connolly