India Basin

Unfinished History


1920 view north from Hunter's Point Ridge over India Basin, Union Iron Works, Spreckel's sugar refinery, PG&E oil burning steam powered electrical generating facilities below Potrero Hill in the distance. Islais Creek waters below.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

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Indian basin, piers along shores of Hunter's Point, some probably belonging to Chinese shrimp fishermen. April 16, 1918.

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India Basin Shipyards pictured in 1929

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India Basin, 1950s.

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India Basin, pictured here in 1996, where a park was carved out of the industrial shoreline just north of Hunter's Point.

Photo: Chris Carlsson


The India Basin park seen in 2005, mudflats and native plants beginning to fill the surrounding waters.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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India Basin as seen from above on Hunters Point Hill, December 2012.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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The southeastern shoreline is also home to a number of indigenous plants and a restored habitat, the PG&E plant before its demolition on shoreline.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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