|WikiProject California / San Francisco Bay Area||(Rated Start-class, High-importance)|
The texts says, "In 1769, Sgt José Francisco Ortega, the leader of a scouting party sent north along the San Francisco Peninsula by Don Gaspar de Portolá from their expedition encampment in San Pedro Valley to locate the Point Reyes headlands, reported back to Portolá that he could reach the location because of his encounter with the strait." Since Point Rayes is North of the Strait and San Pedro Valley is South of the strait, shouldn't that read, "he could not reach the location" instead?
The text was attributing the depth of the strait to tidal scour alone. I corrected it from common knowledge. --Wetman 14:24, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
I think I detected some vandalism: "Farallon Islands" at "27 miles" was changed to "Gilligan Islands" and "271 miles". Could someone fix this please? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 08:26, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Reason for the name
- I believe the Golden Gate got that name during the 1849 gold rush, when people arriving by ship viewed it as the gateway to the California gold fields, though I don't have a reliable source to cite for that information. —Stepheng3 (talk) 16:28, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
- When I get home, I'll check my copy of Gudde and see what it actually says about the Golden Gate. —Stepheng3 (talk) 16:29, 7 June 2011 (UTC)