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SP - Golden Gate Ferries Limited Auto Ferries


M/V Mendocino in Ensenada, Mexico in 2010 for scrapping

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Street Views 


Ship Info: M/V Berkeley: Built 1898. Retired in 1958. Now in San Diego Maritime Museum

M/V Melrose: Built 1909. Retired in 1931.

M/V Thoroughfare: Built 1912. Sold 1935 to become a fish reduction plant in Benicia, California.

M/V Mendocino: Built 1927 for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Renamed M/V Nisqually in 1940 when it was sold to the Puget Sound Navigation Co.

M/V Lake Tahoe: Built 1927 for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Renamed MV Illahee in 1940 when it was sold to the Puget Sound Navigation Co.


Lost Ferry across San Francisco Bay carrying automobiles
Oakland, San Francisco County, California, and Alameda County, California
No Longer In Operation
Auto ferry service began 1909; Ferry service stopped in 1958.
- Moore Drydock Co. of Oakland, California (1927 M/V Mendocino & M/V Lake Tahoe.)
- Southern Pacific Transportation Co. Oakland Shipyard of Oakland, California (M/V Melrose 1909, M/V Thoroughfare 1912)
- Union Ironworks of San Francisco, California (M/V Berkeley)
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Ferry crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.77180, -122.31692   (decimal degrees)
37°46'18" N, 122°19'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/560157/4180715 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oakland West
Inventory number
BH 57529 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R trick
  • May 12, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R trick
  • April 10, 2018: Updated by Richard Doody: Added M/V Berkeley and updated associated info.
  • March 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • August 11, 2013: Added by Luke Harden


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