Belvedere Island

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Belvedere Island
El Potrero de la Punta del Tiburon, Kashow's Island, Peninsula Island, Promontory Island, Still Island
Belvedere, California in 2010.jpg
Belvedere Island in 2010
Belvedere Island is located in San Francisco Bay Area
Belvedere Island
Belvedere Island
Belvedere Island is located in California
Belvedere Island
Belvedere Island
Belvedere Island is located in the US
Belvedere Island
Belvedere Island
Geography
Coordinates 37°52′18″N 122°28′07″W / 37.87158°N 122.46849°W / 37.87158; -122.46849Coordinates: 37°52′18″N 122°28′07″W / 37.87158°N 122.46849°W / 37.87158; -122.46849
Administration
State California
County Marin County, California

Belvedere Island (formerly, El Potrero de la Punta del Tiburon, Kashow's Island, Peninsula Island, Promontory Island, and Still Island)[1] is a rocky island in Marin County, California which was separated by a marsh from the mainland and has now been linked by two spits. Part of the town of Belvedere, California is located on the island.[2]

Natural history[edit]

There are a variety of flora and fauna represented on Belvedere Island. Presence of herons has been noted for a considerable period of time.[3] Some of the flora are common to nearby Ring Mountain, where a considerable floral biodiversity has been documented. Ring Mountain has also been established to have been a settlement area for early Native American inhabitants of this local area.[4]

History[edit]

The name Kashow's Island honors Israel Kashow who lived on the island.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 601. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. 2009. USGS Belvedere Island USGS San Francisco North Quad, California, Topographic Map
  3. ^ Helen M. Pratt (1984). "Marin County California Heron Colonies". Western Birds. 14 (4): 169–184. 
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan (2008) Ring Mountain, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham