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" ... becomes a prosperous country, this bay will be the centre of its prosperity. The abundance of wood and water, the extreme fertility of its shores, the excellence of its climate, which is as near to being perfect as any in the world, and its facilities... "
Westward by Rail: The New Route to the East - Page 248
by William Fraser Rae - 1870 - 391 pages
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

Richard Henry Dana (Jr.) - 1840 - 540 pages
...perfect as any in the world, and its facilities for navigation, affording the best anchoring-grounds in the whole western coast of America, all fit it for a place of great importance ; and, indeed, it has attracted much attention, for the settlement of " Yerba Buena," where we lay...
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Westward by Rail: A Journey to San Francisco and Back and a Visit to the Mormons

William Fraser Rae - 1871 - 452 pages
...diary, which, under the title of' Two Years before the Mast,'was given to the world in 1840:—'If California ever becomes a prosperous country, this...best anchoring grounds in the whole western coast of America—all fit it for a place of great importance.' This prediction deserves to be ranked with the...
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America, Picturesque and Descriptive, Volume 3

Joel Cook - 1900 - 700 pages
...perfect as any in the world ; and its facilities for navigation affording the best anchoringgrounds in the whole Western coast of America, all fit it for a place of great importance." In the summer of 1846, during the Mexican War, the American navy made various important occupations...
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America, Picturesque and Descriptive, Volume 3

Joel Cook - 1900 - 642 pages
...perfect as any in the world ; and its facilities for navigation affording the best anchoringgrounds in the whole Western coast of America, all fit it for a place of great importance." In the summer of 1846, during the Mexican War, the American navy made various important occupations...
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Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-four Years After

Richard Henry Dana - 1909 - 440 pages
...perfect as any in the world, and its facilities for navigation, affording the best anchoring-grounds in the whole western coast of America, all fit it for a place of great importance; and, indeed, it has attracted much attention, for the settlement of "Yerba Buena," where we lay at...
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History of the San Francisco Bay Region: History and Biography, Volume 1

Bailey Millard - 1924 - 584 pages
...mouths of several rivers. "If California ever becomes a prosperous country, this bay will be the center of its prosperity. The abundance of wood and water,...grounds in the whole western coast of America, all fit for a place of great importance ; and, indeed, it has attracted much attention, for the settlement...
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San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Hearing Before the Subcommittee ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment - 1988 - 86 pages
...perfect as any in the world; and its facilities for navigation, affording the best anchoringgrounds in the whole western coast of America — all fit it for a place of great importance." Two Years Before the Mast Richard Henry Dana Newark Facility Redwood City Facility > i i L TESTIMONY...
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My History, Not Yours: The Formation of Mexican American Autobiography

Genaro M. Padilla - 1993 - 302 pages
...echoed Vallejo's own. If California ever becomes a prosperous country, this bay will be the center of its prosperity. The abundance of wood and water,...best anchoring grounds in the whole western coast of America—all fit it for a place of great importance. 9 This was California. Whether reached by mountain...
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