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Treasure Island - Storage Tanks #3 | by C. Roy Yokingco
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Treasure Island - Storage Tanks #3

We left the foggy hills of the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, California and crossed the Golden Gate bridge back into San Francisco. The Palace of Fine Arts was along the way so we stopped and shot a few, in spite of the harsh light of the midday sun. Yes, the sun was shining in the Marina district but not at the Marin Headlands.


We went and did other things (not shooting) to kill time and picked up the camera again a couple of hours before sunset. This time we were at Treasure Island, in the middle of San Francisco bay, to shoot some of the things the US Navy left behind when they closed their facility on this island. There are lots of old dilapidated structures, numerous signs warning against entry, hazardous material warnings and countless broken window glass.


These liquid storage tanks may have contained petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel or kerosene, during the US Navy occupation of Treasure Island in San FRancisco, California. Petroleum products were my best guess because these tanks are located less than 100 feet from the one and only gas station on the island. The gas station has long ago closed and is in the same decaying state as dozens of other structures on the island. Treasure Island is a man-made island so underground storage tanks are not an option then and more so now.


Commercial development on Treasure Island will soon commence, so most of these old structures will be demolished, the area cleaned up and de-toxified, and modern structures built.


This photo is part of a series of images captured during an urban decay photowalk on Treasure Island, San Francisco, California in February of 2011.


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Taken on February 13, 2011