Drawbridge: History & Virtual Tour
Celebrate National Public Lands Day (Sept 26) and Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day (Sept 29) with us! Join Ceal Craig, SFBWS President, for a special opportunity to dive into the history of Drawbridge, a ghost town that once lived on an island along the South San Francisco Bay. Presentation will be approximately 1 hour and will end with time for questions/discussion from participants.
A book on Drawbridge, California, Sinking Underwater: A Ghost Town's Amazing Legacy written by Anita Goldwasser and Cecilia D. Craig, Ph. D. and published by the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, is now available for purchase.
Anita Goldwasser is a writer who explored the once-vibrant ghost town of Drawbridge in the San Francisco Bay Area and photographed its buildings more than 30 years ago—before most of them sank into the marsh or succumbed to fire.
You can buy the book in person at our Nature Stores at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. You can also have us mail you a copy by sending us a check or making an online payment.
All proceeds from the book sale benefit the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society.
- A Short History of Drawbridge
- A Chronological History of Drawbridge
- A Visual History of Drawbridge
- Drawbridge: History, the People, and its Future (PDF 9 MB) | Ceal Craig
- Drawbridge, CA Re-turning the Tide (PDF 1 MB) | US Fish and Wildlife
- Drawbridge: A Ghost Town Revisited (PDF 614 KB) | John Steiner
- Drawbridge Binder from EEC (PDF 5 MB)
- Drawbridge, CA featured in the Milpitas Post 8/24/2012 | Aug 24, 2012 | (PDF 3 MB)
- Musings on Drawbridge by Brenna Silbory | May 17, 2014
- Bay Area artist Donald Neff paints Drawbridge in plein air | Sep 7, 2014
- Podcast by Bay Curious narrates the history of Drawbridge | Jul 20, 2017
- Drawbridge, CA featured in the Mercury News 7/17/2018 | Jul 17, 2018
- Drawbridge book Sinking Underwater: A Ghost Town's Amazing Legacy by Anita Goldwasser and Cecilia D. Craig, Ph. D., now available for purchase | Jul 24, 2018