The Brothers (San Francisco Bay)

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Aerial photo of The Brothers
East Brother Light Station
For other Brother(s) Island(s), see Brother Island.

The Brothers are a pair of small islands, East Brother and West Brother, in San Francisco Bay, roughly 1,000 feet (300 m) west of Point San Pablo. The Diseño del Rancho de San Pablo (a plat map used to indicate rancho boundaries) names East Brother Island as Isla de Pajaros or "Bird Island."

The Brothers, along with The Sisters (two exposed rocks two miles (3 km) north of the Marin Islands, just off Point San Pedro) on the opposite side of the strait, were originally reserved for military purposes by order of President Andrew Johnson in 1867. After many a court battle, the plans were scrapped.[1]

East Brother Island is home to a light house and a Victorian house that serves as a bed and breakfast inn.

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Coordinates: 37°57′48″N 122°25′59″W / 37.96333°N 122.43306°W / 37.96333; -122.43306[2]

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