Talk:List of islands of San Francisco Bay

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Estuaries called islands[edit]

This article says:

:Note that there are other places on the Bay with island in their title. These are actually estuaries: Brewer Island, Knight Island, Little Island, Russ Island, Skaggs Island, Tubbs Island

This intrigues me, especially as all the 'estuaries-called-islands' are red-links. I understand how peninsulars and other bits of land get called islands when they are not. But to call an estuary (ie. a piece of water) an island seems positively contrarian. And to do it 6 times in a relatively small area is wierd.

Can anybody supply an explanation?.

In the meantime I'm sufficiently suspicious of this to request a citation. -- Chris j wood 15:26, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Some of these were diked tidelands used for grazing and farming after they were drained. Some were, I think, later inundated when their dikes failed.--Hjal (talk) 05:33, 26 July 2009 (UTC)