Getting onto the Island
Biologist Russell Bradley navigates the transfer from air to water.
Getting onto the Southeast Farallon Island has never been easy. In this 1939 photo, passengers are transferred to the island in a sling attached to a pulley system. Credit: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
For the Coast Guard members and their families, who lived on the island in the 1940's and 50's, this was they only way to receive food and supplies from the mainland. Credit: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library