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Goat Island

(Encyclopedia) Goat Island. 1 Former name of Yerba Buena Island, San Fransisco Bay, Calif. 2 Island, W N.Y., in the Niagara River, dividing Niagara Falls into the American and the Canadian falls.

Yerba Buena Island

(Encyclopedia) Yerba Buena Island, 300 acres (121 hectares), W Calif., in San Francisco Bay. It is the midpoint of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, which crosses the island through a tunnel.…

San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, double-decked structure, W Calif.; built 1933–36 and (eastern section replacement) 2002–13. It has a total length of 8.25 mi (13.2 km). From San…

Alcatraz

(Encyclopedia) Alcatraz l´ktrz [Sp. Álcatraces=pelicans], rocky island in San Francisco Bay, W Calif, about one mile (1.61 km) north of San Francisco. Alcatraz was first sighted by the Spanish in…

San Francisco Bay

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco Bay, 50 mi (80 km) long and from 3 to 13 mi (4.8–21 km) wide, W Calif.; entered through the Golden Gate, a strait between two peninsulas. The bay is as deep as 100 ft (30…