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How did Mile Rock get its name?

-- Rich Harned (, May 05, 2000


Richard, That would be interesting to know, since the Mile Rocks Lighthouse, or whatever amputated structure is left, is only half a mile from the shore. Perhaps the name indicated that ships should stay a mile away from the partly submerged rocks, in the middle of the inbound shipping lane, a mile away in safety...

-- Wolfgang Schubert (, May 06, 2000.

Mile Rock is a mile south of mid-channel of the main shipping lane into the Golden Gate.


-- John Martin (, May 07, 2000.

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