"Visit the Carquinez Straits" Benicia Things to Do Tip by atufft
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During California's Gold Rush, Benicia was a major port for ocean going passenger vessels and ferrys from San Francisco and Sacramento. From here, many took overland routes to the Motherlode. Today, the remains of old piers that once reached sandstone islands in the Carquinez Straits can be seen from the newly restored civic fishing pier. Elsewhere along the beach of the straits, the city is trying to restore the natural wetland vegetation. The Benicia terminal building has also been restored for visitors to appreciate. From the waterfront, the Benicia-Martinez Bridges can be seen toward the east, and the Carquinez Bridges to the west.
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