Flat-as-a-griddle Treasure Island, built on the shoals of neighbouring Yerba Buena Island, is entirely man-made from boulders and sand. Originally constructed as a site for 1939's Golden Gate International Exposition, the island was seized by the US Navy in 1942. It served as a troop deployment staging area for many years, until it was returned to the city in 1997. At around this time it was determined that the entire island sinks a bit deeper into the Bay each year. Despite this, it now functions as a sort of mid-Bay suburb, with some lucky San Franciscans moving into the former military housing. Why lucky? The views are spectacular, as many Hollywood location scouts have realised: parts of The Caine Mutiny and two of the Indiana Jones movies were filmed here. In 2007, the island hosted the first Treasure Island Music Festival (treasureislandfestival.com). Yerba Buena Island - literally, 'Good Herb Island' (the Yerba Buena referred to is actually an aromatic perennial from the mint family used in medicinal tea by Native Americans) - is an important Coast Guard station. You can drive on the island's one road, but there's nowhere to stop.
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San Francisco’s favorite flea market presents its holiday edition. Find everything from antique furniture to curated textiles from Turkey and Morocco, handmade jewelry to vintage clothes, explore over 400 curated vendors in NorCal’s largest monthly festival....Saturday November 24 2018 - Sunday November 25 2018