The beginnings of Point San Pablo Harbor

Captain Raymond H. Clark envisioned Pt. San Pablo Yacht Harbor as a place with ready access to the plentiful fish of the San Pablo Bay.    The marina was busy 20 hours a day!   You could rent a row boat for $2 a day and buy a couple of boxes of bait for 25 cents each.  There were 65 row available to rent.  The row boats would be towed out to wherever fishing was supposed to be best and they would drop anchor and fish there all day.  Someone from the marina would go out to check on them about every two hours and anyone who wanted to return to the harbor would stick an oar up on the side of the boat to signal their desire to be towed back in.  There were times when there would be a string of 20-25 skiffs being towed back in.  It was a slow process for the sake of not risking anyone being capsized.  It could take an hour to an hour and a half to get back in.  If you take a close look at the pictures below you will see the line of skiffs being towed!

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