Here we have the Embarcadero and the Redwood Creek Turning Basin. Looking north from Broadway, formerly Wharf St., facing Marshall Street Garage, you discover where Redwood City began. In 1851, a deep-water channel was discovered off of San Francisco Bay that ran inland to what is now downtown Redwood City. Named Redwood Creek, this channel was used by the lumber companies to ship wood and logs from the redwood forest in the peninsula hills to San Francisco. Soon products of all types were brought to the waterfront for export and Redwood City became famous for its port. A turning basin for boats and ships was located where the Creek intersected Broadway.
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