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Anyone know the origin of the name Mile Rock? Exactly what is it a mile from? (Not the Golden Gate -- that's 2 miles away.)
-- Randy Lee (RLEE452@slip.net), March 06, 2003
Are you the guy who asked the same question at the WNP website? I'm Sean M. Hall; the guy who wrote the Ingleside Jockey House report. I think it may be a mismeasurement...I'm not sure.....
-- SFHE editor (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 07, 2003.
Mile Rock is one mile south of the main shipping channel.
-- Rich Harned (email@example.com), March 09, 2003.
Gudde's California Place Names says it's a mile from the main shipping channel but, it ain't so. Check a navigation chart. It's not a mile away from any recognized land mark. Just another 19th century exaggeration I guess.
-- D. A. Martinich (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 12, 2003.