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How did Mile Rock get its name?
-- Rich Harned (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 06, 2000.
Mile Rock is a mile south of mid-channel of the main shipping lane into the Golden Gate.
-- John Martin (email@example.com), May 07, 2000.