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The Embarcadero North of the Ferry Building
San Francisco, California


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Pier 3 on the Embarcadero

Pier 3 on the Embarcadero

Piers 1 through 5, completed in 1918, constitute the Central Embarcadero Finger Piers Historic District. Refurbished streetcars from cities around the world run along the waterfront from Fisherman's Wharf to Market Street.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2014
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Hornblower Cruises ferryboats at Pier 3

Hornblower Cruises ferryboats at Pier 3

Piers 1 through 5 traditionally served the inland trade of riverboats and bay ferries. Hornblower Cruises' San Francisco Belle emulates a nineteenth century riverboat, the historic Santa Rosa was a two-ended car ferry that is now docked permanently at Pier 3.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2014
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Exploratorium entrance on the Embarcadero

Exploratorium entrance on the Embarcadero

The Exploratorium's new location on the Embarcadero is easily accessible by streetcar and adjacent to many other attractions.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2014
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The Exploratorium on Pier 15

The Exploratorium on Pier 15

For many years this innovative children's science museum was housed at the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District. Now it occupies one of the huge finger piers on the Embarcadero.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2014
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New San Francisco Cruise Terminal at Piers 27-29

New San Francisco Cruise Terminal at Piers 27-29

These two piers combine to form a huge triangle and provide a berth for even the largest cruise ships. The piers were used for the 2012 America's Cup Race and subsequently repurposed for the needs of cruise ships.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2014
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The tractor tugs are a reminder that this is still a working waterfront

The tractor tugs are a reminder that this is still a working waterfront

The tractor tugs are a reminder that this is still a working waterfront

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: March 29, 2001
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Magnficient Pier 7, built just for the view

Magnficient Pier 7, built just for the view

Magnficient Pier 7, built just for the view

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: March 29, 2001
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