|EARLY HISTORY OF ANGEL ISLAND
The Miwok Indians enjoyed hunting
and fishing for over 6000 years on Angel Island. They would make boats
from Tule reeds and construct a boat to go over to the largest island
in the San Francisco Bay.
In 1775 the Spaniards under Lt.
Juan Manual de Ayala, used the islandís harbor to anchor in a cove
pictured on the right. They used the harbor to protect their ship from
the strong currents, wind, and fog that is common on the San Francisco
Bay. These explorers made the first map in California using this