Supporting the Port of Oakland

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Comments (7)

Wallace Rivera on September 22, 2007

A lots of water down there! :)

Pinetree3 on July 22, 2008

Is this really under the Port of Oakland? Wow, I did not know that at least a portion was built on stilts.

rsyms on July 24, 2008

Pinetree3- Yes it's accessable by Kayak, the entire length of the port is on pillars. It's a blast to go under but be very careful under there. It's also very spooky when a ship pulls up and blocks the light. Nearly pitch black as you paddle under. Would you be interested in a trip under there? I have a 2 person kayak...

Calidon on February 5, 2009

I work above these waters and never knew that the docks hang that far over. It looks lot more peaceful than whats above. Who ever took this pic thanks for the insight.

rsyms on February 6, 2009

Calidon - Thanks for your comments, This is one of my favorite places to kayak. If you kayak during low tide its fairly safe to travel under the docks. They do hang over in some places a good 70+ feet. It's amazing how much weight the pillers support.

maerck on July 17, 2009

A word to the wise, as a ship with a large wake goes by, you can get really banged up under there, so you must really be on your guard. A big ship's swell can get you stuck pretty well in there, so I wouldn't advise too much exploring. Plus with all the national security concerns, its probably not a good idea to get that close.

rsyms on July 21, 2009

Maerck - You sound like an employee of the POO "Port Of Oakland" I have been paddling under this for years and know better than going at anything other than low tide. I know my risks and understand the homeland security issues. Sometimes to get a good image you must take some risks.

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