360° VR Panoramas of Marin and the North Bay Counties
Angel Island - Part Two, East and South
Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay, California

Fort McDowell, the East Garrison on Angel island, began as a detention center for troops returning from the Spanish American War, then greatly expanded as a recruit processing and training depot, with the impressive 600-man barracks, hospital, and officers' row. Its heyday was during World War II when more than 300,000 troops passed through on their way to the Pacific Theater. The facilities were closed soon after the war ended and now stand derelict or have been rehabilitated as residences for park employees.

The south side of the island has coastal defense batteries and a dismantled Nike missile base. The West Garrison is at Fort Reynolds, built during the Civil War and now partly restored, and includes a few backpack-type campsites.


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In the abandoned hospital building at Fort McDowell

In the abandoned hospital building at Fort McDowell

In the abandoned hospital building at Fort McDowell

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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Quarry Point landing stage, east side of Angel Island

Quarry Point landing stage, east side of Angel Island

Quarry Point landing stage, east side of Angel Island

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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The playing field at Fort McDowell, between the barracks and the officers housing

The playing field at Fort McDowell, between the barracks and the officers housing

The playing field at Fort McDowell, between the barracks and the officers housing

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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Quarry Beach on Angel Island

Quarry Beach on Angel Island

Quarry Beach on Angel Island

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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Between Point Blunt and Point Drew, south coast of Angel Island

Between Point Blunt and Point Drew, south coast of Angel Island

Between Point Blunt and Point Drew, south coast of Angel Island

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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Near Battery Drew, on the road around Angel Island

Near Battery Drew, on the road around Angel Island

Near Battery Drew, on the road around Angel Island

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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Road gravel quarry and serpentinite outcrop, south side of Angel Island

Road gravel quarry and serpentinite outcrop, south side of Angel Island

Road gravel quarry and serpentinite outcrop, south side of Angel Island

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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Camp Reynolds, Angel Island

Camp Reynolds, Angel Island

Camp Reynolds, Angel Island

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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Great views from above Battery Ledyard

Great views from above Battery Ledyard

Great views from above Battery Ledyard

Angel Island State Park, California

Date photographed: August 15, 2005
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