A Tour of San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
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漁人碼頭是舊金山的招牌景點,也是 舊金山 最熱鬧的地方,這裡是無數觀光客必遊之
地,有眾多的各國遊人, 可謂市井百態, 街市終日繁華。

Lots of tourists on Pier 39 in San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf which is ranked as America’s most visited
attraction and is the most popular San Francisco attraction. It has some kind of magnetic effect on visitors to
San Francisco.

We came to tour Fisherman's Wharf on August 27, 2019. We took the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) from
Fremont on east side of San Francisco Bay and got off at the Embarcadero BART Station which is the first
station in San Francisco after the BART train went through the tunnel under the San Francisco Bay. Then with
a short walk, we got on the MuniStreetCars F-Line at Embarcadero stop near the water front. It took about 15
minute ride on the F-line vintage street car going north along The Embarcadero Street to arrive at Pier 39 in
Fisherman's Wharf. Photos and more information on F-Line MuniStreetCars along The Embarcadero Street
can be seen
here and  here.
整片區域內規劃整齊的碼頭、商店、水畔集市、餐廳、美食攤點、還有浮筏上棲息的海
獅群、街頭藝人表演,蓬勃、熱鬧中充滿悠閒的海濱氣息,還可以買到富有當地特色的
紀念品,而背後則是舊金山灣的美麗風光, 整個景點沿海灣分佈了很大的面積。

Pier 39 near the eastern end of Fisherman's Wharf is a mecca for shopping, entertainment and eating. At Pier
39, there are shops, restaurants, video arcade, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D
rides, and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's marina.

Detailed maps of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco can be seen
here.
有詩情畫意優美的海灣大橋。

Majestic view of eastern part of Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge as viewed from Fisherman's Wharf.
在蔚藍海面上可遠眺遠方的伯克利加州大學校園。

The campus of University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) on Berkeley Hill as viewed from Fisherman's
Wharf.
垃近看伯克利加州大學校園的鐘樓。

Zoom in for a closer view of the campus of UC Berkeley as viewed from Fisherman's Wharf. Sather Tower,
also known as the Campanile, is one of UC Berkeley’s most beloved and well-known symbols. At 307 feet and
visible for miles, the Campanile is the third-tallest bell and clock-tower in the world, and an integral part of the
campus experience. Its current 61-bell carillon, built around a nucleus of 12 bells can be heard for many miles.
I got my Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1969.
奇異的島嶼,在如此晴好的秋日,海水潔淨蔚藍,空氣清新,山水相依,風光之雄奇,
氣勢磅礴,盡情的徜徉於海灣景色之中, 心情之愉悅不難想像吧!

Zoom in on the amazing view of Alcatraz island as viewed from Fisherman's Wharf. Alcatraz in Spanish means
Pelican.
Fruit stands on Pier 39.
Pier 39 寬敞的購物中心,有非常多的特色商店,超過50 家不同的店面,從舊金山特色紀
念品、衣服、珠寶、甚至運動用品,各式商品夠你血拚,加上周圍許多好吃的餐館和
Café,不論是親友來訪帶著他們逛逛商店購買伴手禮,或與朋友相約前來看風景吃晚
餐,還是露天座椅上一杯咖啡曬著太陽吹吹海風,這裡都值得你一逛!

街頭藝術家們擺好了樂器,有吹薩克斯風的,也有鼓手,吉他手,風琴手和歌手,音樂的
浪漫樂章,彷彿洗滌了旅人們心靈的塵埃。

Street music entertainers at Pier 39.
From time to time, some pelicans show up over Pier 39.
有時低掠在水面上。

Sometimes the pelicans are flying very low just above the water on the Bay with the background of the huge
containers cargo ship on the bay. I took a short movie clip of these pelicans flying low as shown on the
YouTube website at:

https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGJsHk00x1E

I was planning to take a longer movie clip of pelicans in flight. But the view was cut short and blocked by the
submarine, Pampanito, on display on Pier 45.
雲遊霧繞,在霧中若隱若現,富有詩情畫意,使人沉醉迷戀,世界知名的吊橋 - 金門大
橋,夢幻的金門大橋,蒙著面紗的金門大橋。

The upper part of the Golden Gate Bridge is hiding in the famous fog (or low cloud) of San Francisco that is
rolling in from the Pacific Ocean through Golden Gate straight (passage) into northern part of San Francisco
Bay.
木頭浮筏上聚集的海獅群,吸引大批遊客圍觀,熱鬧非凡。

Many tourists are watching, photographing and filming many sea lions in actions from Pier 39.
碧波洶湧,飛鳥,乘遊船繞海灣一周,壯麗的山水自成一色。

Another pelican over the bay and Alcatraz Cruise on the bay.
到舊金山漁人碼頭大家去吃螃蟹,相當相當鮮美,過足嘴癮了! ! !吃螃蟹旁邊就是看
海獅的地方,正好消化消化......(去波士頓一定要吃龍蝦)。

Many tourists are enjoying fresh and delicious seafood on outdoor seating area on Pier 39. Tourists can also
enjoy some great fresh seafood at many stands along the wharf. Clam chowder, crab legs, steamed mussels,
just pulled out of the water...delicious!

The wharf area has a festive atmosphere that is rather contagious.
路旁攤位可以現吃剛川燙好的螃蟹、蝦以及蛤蠣巧達濃湯,真的是超級好喝的!

Some delicious seafood on display in Fisherman's Wharf. This is a seafood lovers paradise especially Crab
and Lobster fans. There are dozens of restaurants at all levels and plenty of budget outlets serving up piles of
fresh crab meat on paper box plates for a few dollars.
寬廣優美的海灣大橋。

Fantastic view of western part of Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge as viewed from Water Front Restaurant
near Pier 7.
Ticket Office on Pier 39 for Whale Watching Tours.
Zoom in on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge as viewed from Fisherman's Wharf.
The Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 with background San Francisco Skyline: Coit Tower, Transamerica
Pyramid and Salesforce Tower.

YouTube video on the inside of Aquarium of the Bay can be seen
here and here.
Pier 39 最著名的景點之一就是碼頭旁木頭浮筏上聚集肥嘟嘟的海狮群了。這裡,最多時
曾居住著一千七百多頭海獅,每次前來都有許許多多海獅在木筏上睡覺打盹兒、吃魚、
打架、或是在木板上跳上跳下嬉戲、高分貝的叫聲此起彼伏,熱鬧非凡,吸引大批遊客
圍觀,是一處讓人嘴角不禁上揚的可愛景點。

它們慵懶的躺在木頭浮筏上,不時抬起頭吼吼幾聲,像是互相的問候,遠遠地就可以听
到,但有的卻很霸道,非得把挨著自己的海獅擠到海裡,自己霸占一塊地盤。

海獅群帶來的人流,讓漁人碼頭更加聲名遠播,而浮筏旁還成立有海獅中心,裡面有許
多關於海獅的介紹與解講,提供學生和遊人免費的保護海洋動物課程喔!

The sea lions have colonized the marina right next to Pier 39. One of the big attractions at Fisherman's Wharf
is to watch many sea lions haul out and enjoying sun bathing on the docks here. Some of them are fighting.
Their barking can be heard very far away. The number of sea lions here hit an all-time record of 1,701 in
November 2009.

I took a movie clip of these sea lions in action as shown in the following YouTube movie:

https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5LMaVMj7q4
說起 舊金山 ,除了 金門 大橋,最出名的就是漁人碼頭了吧。這裡的碼頭原來是漁民捕
好魚之後進行交易的場所,所以也就催生了眾多的海鮮餐館。延續至今,又增加了多種
多樣的小商舖,還有 舊金山 爛漫的陽光下藝人歡快的表演,成為大家來到 舊金山 旅行
不可錯過的目的地。

一走到碼頭附近,這座海港城市自由歡快的氣息撲面而來。路邊有很多餐館,只要看看
哪家人最多、排隊最長,就進去準沒錯。


Many tourists are watching, photographing and filming many sea lions in actions from Pier 39.
品嚐餐廳中每個小時都會現烤出爐的舊金山道地酸麵包 Sourdough Bread。特別推薦店
家招牌Clam Chowder,這份獲獎無數的蛤蜊巧達濃湯,可以選擇裝在碗中或是裝在現
烤的酸麵包中,這份還被評為舊金山最棒的巧達濃湯呢!

Many tourists love the delicious clam chowder in baked sourdough bread bowl with the top soaked in garlic
butter in Fisherman's Wharf both in San Francisco and in Monterey.

Many people consider sourdough bread to be tastier and healthier than conventional bread. Some even say
that sourdough bread is easier to digest, better for people with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and less likely
to spike your blood sugar. Sourdough bread undergoes a fermentation process using naturally occurring
lactobacilli and yeast, that may alter its starches, making them healthier. Its sour taste is due to the lactic acid
produced by the lactobacilli.

In addition to tourists, many pigeons in Fisherman's Wharf also love the clam chowder in sourdough bread
bowl. I took a movie clip of several pigeons enjoying clam chowder in sourdough bread bowl as shown in the
following YouTube movie:

https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZJESc-ybI&feature=youtu.be
有一排賣以蟹肉和蝦肉為食材的特色小吃街。

Many shops and places to grab a tasty bite. For seafood lovers, the best idea is to go to one of the street
stands that prepare crab cocktails and fresh fish to suit all tastes.
Crab soup or clam chowder in San Francisco famous baked sourdough bread bowl soaked in garlic butter is a
must here in this area.
海鮮烹飪的方法很簡單,紅燒、椒鹽這些會損害海鮮原味的做法都被白灼取代。沒有了
調味料的掩蓋,海鮮的新鮮程度、肥嫩程度以及烹飪時的火候被體現得淋漓盡致,鮮美
的程度難以言表
漁人碼頭附近沿海盛產鮮美的螃蟹、蝦、鮑魚、槍烏賊、海膽、鮭
魚、鯖魚和鱈魚等海產,品嚐海鮮的最佳時節是每年11月到次年6月之間。

Clams, oysters, mussels and many different kinds of fish were brought in on the small fishing boats to supply
the residents with food. Part of the catch was boiled, grilled or steamed right here on the wharf for hungry
tourists.
There are rows of sea food stands where you can buy fresh seafood - crabs, shrimps, fried fish, mussels,
and more.  If you walk around with it, keep an eye out for the sea gulls which may want to take a bite too.
天然壯麗的海岸線,海灣上乘風破浪的雙體遊艇,夏秋時節遊客也可在海灣中泛舟、垂
釣,或觀賞鯨魚。

A catamaran, Adventure Cat, for San Francisco Bay Cruise. It takes tourists for a 90-minute cruise, going out
under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and around the mysterious Alcatraz Island. It is great fun, a perfect
way for tourists to see the San Francisco Bay.
行舟圖:碧波滢滢,待客輕舟缓缓行,攜佳人西施於此泛舟。

The Adventure Cat with tourists is just leaving Fisherman's Wharf for a cruise.
大家還可以在這裡購票乘渡輪去遊覽 金門 大橋和舊金山海灣的許多精彩優美的景點。

The Red and White Fleet is located on Pier 43½ on the intersection of Taylor Street and Embarcadero in the
heart of Historic Fisherman's Wharf for tourists to enjoy the San Francisco Bay cruise to see top attractions
such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Bay Bridge and Sausalito from the water. It also
has twilight or sunset cruise on the bay to enjoy onboard music, drinks, a buffet, and two deck options for  
sunset view and stellar views of the city skyline
.
Many small fishing boats and pleasure boats at Fisherman's Wharf.
海水潔淨蔚藍, 擁有得天獨厚的自然景觀,藍天白雲下的海岸風光,超越凡塵的碧藍,
也可以看著來來往往的貨輪和渡船航行在海面上。

Nice view of big cargo ship and San Francisco Bay Ferries on the Bay.
每當大霧升起,這里山上便是一片虛無飄渺的迷茫世界,夢幻山水, 疑為仙境。

The fog (or low cloud) covering the upper part of hills on the north side of San Francisco Bay.
Two U.S. Navy ships used in World War II are open to the public at Pier 45.

USS Pampanito Submarine on display at Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf area. This submarine made six patrols
in the Pacific during World War II during which she sank six Imperial Japanese ships and damaged four others.
Tourists can buy ticket to get inside for detailed look. It's fascinating to crawl through the submarine and see
the small quarters men lived in for weeks at a time. There's a good audio tour that takes you through it.
SS Jeremiah O'Brien,是二戰時期建造的Liberty Ship之一,Liberty Ship是貨輪而不
是戰艦,當時用來替代被德軍炸毀的商船,因為羅斯福說這些船會給歐洲帶來自由,所
以統稱為自由輪 (Liberty Ship),話說在2戰後期,美國平均42天就能生產一隻自由輪。


SS Jeremiah O Brian is also on display on Pier 45. She is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that
stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944. It is a Liberty Ship (cargo ships) used to transport troops and supplies
during WWII. It's a huge ship and tourists can climb through all the levels.

This ship was also used in the filming of the movie Titanic. The scene with the water flooding the boiler room
was shot on this ship.
SS Jeremiah O Brian as viewed through the majestic Arch on Pier 43.
風雲 Pier 43, 古風猶存, 靜觀歷史變遷,蘊藏著百年的歷史文化滄桑,是個時光的見證
者,講述著歷史的更迭與興衰,令人遐想深思。

Another view of Pier 43 with its headhouse (the Arch) and railroad track in Fisherman's Wharf area. The
headhouse (the Arch) built in 1914-1915 is a decorated hoisting tower. It was where ferryboats docked, an
embarkation point for passengers, autos, cargo and rail cars. The headhouse with hoisting tower was used
for loading and unloading rail cars on and off big train ferries on the bay.

Before the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge were built, the Pier 43 was used as a landing slip for big ferry
boats and barges that plied the Bay and carried railroad freight cars from Marin and the North Bay to connect
with Belt Railroad in San Francisco.

The train ferry slip at Pier 43 allowed interchange of train cars with the Northwestern Pacific (running between
San Rafael and Eureka along North Coast of California), the Western Pacific (running between Oakland and
Salt Lake City in Utah), and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads.

After the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge were built, the facilities on Pier 43 are not needed anymore.

Musée Mécanique (全世界最齊全的古董投幣遊樂場)at Pier 45 is a large collection of antique coin
operated arcade machines (on boardwalk). YouTube video description of  Musée Mécanique can be seen
here and here.


Some more attractions in Fisherman's Wharf that I did not have time to tour in this trip are briefly described in
the following:

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: The west end of San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf area is
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. It is a world-class collection of historic ships and maritime
memorabilia in a unique national park setting. It offers visitors the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific
Coast maritime history. The Park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, a Visitor Center, Maritime
Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District (NPS Website). YouTube video
description of this Maritime National Historical Park can be seen
here, here, here and here.


7D Experience Located on PIER 39 in San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, the 7D Experience brings all the
excitement of a roller coaster combined with a video game.  Perfect for families, gamers or just the highly
competitive as shown on the YouTube video
here, here, here and here.


Bungee Jumps Trampoline at Pier 39 as shown on YouTube video
here and here.


There are also some other weird museums, Mazes, rides, a carousel, Jugglers, and magic shows in
Fisherman's Wharf. Pretty much everything is located along a few blocks of Jefferson Street, the main drag of
Fisherman's Wharf.



Acknowledgment: We thank Grace Jiang for providing excellent guide for this tour.  Yuan Yuan Yeh and I  
enjoyed very much this tour of Fisherman's Wharf.
遠遠望去,遼闊的海灣,渡船,盤旋的海鳥,一幅和諧的風情畫,風格獨特。 氣象萬
千。

One of many ferries and Bay Cruise Boat on the bay and accompanied by some pelicans. These ferries run
between Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf and Sausalito, or Tiburon, or Angel Island, or Oakland, or Alameda or
Vallejo.
One of many pelicans on the bay.
旗幟飛揚與巨型螃蟹,商家、餐廳的林立,遊人如織,各種小店逛一逛,挺有意思的!

Crab Topiary - Gracing the entrance to PIER 39, the much-photographed Crab with its living body and
extended claws has become a familiar piece of art at Fisherman's Wharf. The Port of San Francisco is home
to numerous works of arts along the waterfront by many San Francisco artists,.
Beside pelicans, there are also seagulls, pigeons and several other kind of birds in the area of Fisherman's
Wharf.
浪漫的遊客,悠閒的散步或欣賞沿岸景觀,感受獨特的金山風情,海灣遼闊, 海邊風很
大,只有親身體驗才知道舊金山的夏天是有多冷, 深切體會到馬克吐溫的那句話:世界
上最冷的冬天是舊金山的夏天。在這裡,夏季的早晚穿件薄羽絨也不為過哦。
Boudin Bakery 遠從 1849 年就創立於舊金山,以製作舊金山特有的法式酸麵包為主。旗
艦店就是這家位於漁人碼頭的大型複合式店面,結合餐廳、商店、與麵包店於一體,這裡
已經被列為舊金山漁人碼頭必訪的店之一!酸麵包以種各樣不同造型設計,像是螃蟹造
型、鱷魚造型、無尾熊造型等等。
看街頭藝人秀,一路上有各種形式的藝人表演, 大人小孩齊上陣,樂聲陣陣,非常動
聽。
這裡是品嚐海鮮的首選之地!
翩然,舊金山漁人碼頭時常有 一群 一群的 Pelican 出現,有時高飛在天上,
令人難忘的碧藍和純淨, 舊金山海灣, 任何時刻,任何角度,無處不在的美。

Another view of Sather Tower on the campus of UC Berkeley. Some more birds over the blue water and on
the pier.
有時高飛在天上,海闊從魚躍,天空任鳥飛,無牽無掛,自由自在, 賞景看鳥,想想都
覺得愜意啊!
渡船乘風破浪,水面的快艇,一路穿梭奔騰於碧波蕩漾的藍色海灣。

Zoom in on more ferry boats on the bay.
美麗的海灣風光,寬廣和壯闊, 貨輪,渡船,遊艇。
藍天白雲,海灣碧波萬傾,風光宜人,如風情畫,那種自然的寬闊與厚重,總能令人感
到平靜與安寧,盡情徜徉於海灣的旖旎風情之中。