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Fisherman's Wharf – A Unique Place in San Francisco

  Nearly 26 million people visit San Francisco each year and more of those people visit Fisherman’s Wharf than any other area of the city. Indeed, as many as 6,000 people per hour walk through the intersection of Jefferson and Powell during the peak season. What makes Fisherman’s Wharf so appealing? Read on to learn more about the Wharf’s main attractions.   Let's dive right in.   The Unique Qualities of Fisherman's WharfThe HistoryFisherman’s Wharf began in the 19th century as the home of the San Francisco fishing fleet. At one time there were as many as 500 fishing boats, which were coming and going all day long.   The Italians and the Chinese were the main rivals in the...

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