From the Humboldt Bay Stewards form Tursday, August 12, 2008.

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The Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District often refers to Humboldt Bay as the 2nd largest bay in California. That is true. However it can be misleading as Humboldt is in reality a fraction of the size of the largest – San Francisco Bay.

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Bay comparison

Bay comparison

Another comparison of scale. Below is a diagram comparing a state of the art shipping crane (as purchased by the Port of Oakland in 2005. The crane is 240+ feet tall. It is unknown how large the cranes at the Redwood Dock would be.

 

Shipping crane size comparison

Shipping crane size comparison

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