article-feature-captionimage(73)

Brooks Island sits just offshore from the industrial heart of Richmond. The island has seen many uses over the millennia: Native Americans fished in surrounding Bay waters for centuries, while quarriers in the 1920s excavated graywacke sandstone from the south side, leaving the huge scar visible here.

Photo by James A. Martin, www.islandsofSFbay.com.

About the Author