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Empty Chair, China Camp Museum, China Camp SP, San Rafael CA (C60_9061-9063-pnt-LR-NS-PS) | by PJM #1 (Pedro Marenco)
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Empty Chair, China Camp Museum, China Camp SP, San Rafael CA (C60_9061-9063-pnt-LR-NS-PS)

A beautiful bamboo chair awaits, perhaps hopelessly, for someone to warm up the seat, amidst the shrimp shells and netting.

 

I had visited China Camp in April 2010 and thought it was time to revisit and pay more attention to the museum. China Camp SP is nestled on the west side of San Pablo Bay on Point San Pedro, making it iffy for sunset shots, but sunrises should be fine. The camp was very active in the 1880's but by the early 20th century the shrimp fishing business was shut down by legislation (sound familiar?). Descendants of the fishermen still live in the camp.

    

More information on China Camp:

www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=466

    

www.parks.ca.gov/pages/466/files/ChinaCampBrochure.pdf

    

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Taken on July 6, 2012