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San Francisco

San Francisco Bay is the premier harbor on the American Pacific coast, and it has played an important role in the maritime development of the western United States and of the Pacific Rim in general. As the leading port city of nineteenth-century America, San Francisco served as the hub of Pacific maritime commerce from 1850 to 1950.

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