San Francisco Bay

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San Francisco Bay

(Placename) an inlet of the Pacific in W California, linked with the open sea by the Golden Gate strait. Length: about 80 km (50 miles). Greatest width: 19 km (12 miles)
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San′ Francis′co Bay′

an inlet of the Pacific in W central California: the harbor of San Francisco.
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Noun1.San Francisco Bay - a bay of the Pacific in western CaliforniaSan Francisco Bay - a bay of the Pacific in western California
San Francisco - a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors; site of the Golden Gate Bridge
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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When I was fourteen, my head filled with the tales of the old voyagers, my vision with tropic isles and far sea-rims, I was sailing a small centreboard skiff around San Francisco Bay and on the Oakland Estuary.
And, as John Barleycorn heated his way into my brain, thawing my reticence, melting my modesty, talking through me and with me and as me, my adopted twin brother and alter ego, I, too, raised my voice to show myself a man and an adventurer, and bragged in detail and at length of how I had crossed San Francisco Bay in my open skiff in a roaring southwester when even the schooner sailors doubted my exploit.
Then the mistake was made of putting too little shot on her, and she rose high in the air, got her bearings and started eastward across San Francisco Bay. She flew straight over Angel Island, and here the motor-boat lost her, for it had to go around the island.
San Francisco Bay is so large that often its storms are more disastrous to ocean-going craft than is the ocean itself in its violent moments.
Had it not been my custom to run up to see him every Saturday afternoon and to stop over till Monday morning, this particular January Monday morning would not have found me afloat on San Francisco Bay.
It's a well-kept commuter secret: Scheduled ferry runs are the best and least expensive way to tour San Francisco Bay, Ferry travelers see the best of the bay--the cityscape of downtown San Francisco, the Oakland--San Francisco Bay Bridge without the traffic, the green slopes of Angel Island, the waterfront mansions of Belvedere.
DIED: Roland Schembari, 56, cofounder of the San Francisco Bay Times, of cancer, February 21.
The San Francisco Bay Area is leading the nation in telecommuting growth, according to a 1997 report of the Bay Area Council.
San Francisco Bay Area business bank California Bank of Commerce (OTCQX:CABC) announced on Tuesday that it has expanded into Oakland with the opening of a new loan production and executive office at 1300 Clay Street, Oakland City Center.
04 ( ANI ): Google has been reportedly asked by San Francisco Bay authorities to move its floating showroom at Treasure Island to an approved location.
The San Francisco-based designer currently has five stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, one in Santa Monica, and one in Seattle.

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