Virtual Guidebook to the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges
Port of Eureka
Humboldt Bay California


Eureka is the leading seaport between San Francisco and Coos Bay. There is a sizeable fishing fleet here, based on Woodley Island, reached by the bridge and causeway to Samoa.

As with all other west coast ports, these are hard times for fishermen. Near shore fish stocks are depleted and strictly regulated, salmon runs shrink every year.



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The Fisherman Memorial on Woodley Island in Eureka

(January 19, 2008)


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Fishing boats anchored at Woodley Island, Eureka

(January 19, 2008)


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The marina on Woodley Island, opposite Old Town

(January 19, 2008)


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