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Marshall and Marconi
On the east shore of Tomales Bay, California

The closest things to towns on the east side of Tomales Bay are Marshall and Marconi. Marshall consists of several oyster farms, kayak rentals, and a general store, plus a scattering of houses perched precariously between the road and the water, or built on stilts over the bay.

Marconi was built to house the people who were building and operating the first wireless communications station on the Pacific coast. Tomales Bay was very remote in those days, and the village had to be self sufficient, even including a hotel for visitors and temporary staff. The old company town has been acquired by the State of California for use as a conference center.


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Kayak Rental in Marshall on Tomales Bay

Kayak Rental in Marshall on Tomales Bay

Kayak rental and oyster tanks at Marshall.

Tomales Bay, California

Date photographed: November 10, 2011
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Old Hotel in Marconi

Old Hotel in Marconi

The old hotel building in what is now the state conference facility at Marconi.

Tomales Bay, California

Date photographed: November 10, 2011
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Tanks at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company

Tanks at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company

Oysters tanks at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company near Marshall.

Tomales Bay, California

Date photographed: November 10, 2011
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Tomales Bay Oyster Company Picnic Area

Tomales Bay Oyster Company Picnic Area

Picnic tables and barbecues at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company, near Marshall.

Tomales Bay, California

Date photographed: November 10, 2011
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