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Ferry El Capitan
Presentation Speaking Trumpet
"From A.A. Cohen
of the S.F. & Oakland R.R. Co.
Master of the Co's
Courtesy Keith Ricks Collection.
Related Links - Alfred A. Cohen (1829-1887) / San Francisco and Oakland
Railroad / El Capitan Steam Ferry Service
"Excellent transportation and temperate weather made Alameda a popular
home for San Francisco commuters. A.A. Cohen's steam railroad and ferry
line began service in 1864 ... "
- Recollections of Henry Root
"Rail and ferry service played a pivotal role in development.
The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 and Alameda was the
western terminus for two short months until the Central Pacific Railroad
extended its Oakland pier. Alfred A. Cohen, owned most of what is now called
Fernside, building a commuter rail service through town which traveled
along Lincoln Ave. (Railroad Ave. then), before continuing to San Leandro
and Hayward. ...
• London born attorney A.A. Cohen establishes the San Francisco & Alameda Railroad along Lincoln Avenue (then called Railroad Avenue). He also starts regular ferry service between Alameda's West End and San Francisco, using the ship Sophia McLane. Cohen also mapped the town of Woodstock (one of three small towns on the Alameda peninsula) laid out blocks and lots and named the streets for trees and landholders.
• The San Francisco & Alameda Railroad (also nicknamed Cohen's Line) opens five stations along its line: Fernside, Alameda (at Park), Fasskings (on Grand Street), Bay Street, and Mastick (on 8th Street)."
- Fernside, 1870 estate of A. A. Cohen, counsel to Central Pacific Railroad
- Fremont's historic A.A. Cohen Hotel burned down in 1992
- A.A. Cohen portrait exists
- A.A. Cohen Correspondence at Stanford University
Cohen Correspondence at Stanford University
Gold [?same A.A. Cohen]
- Cohen-Bray House (son)
"A. A. Cohen had in 1863 established the first railroad
and ferry system in Alameda County and also served as chief attorney for
the Central Pacific Railroad."
the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District of the State of California
in and for the City and County of California, Anthony Egl et als
Plaintiffs, vs. The Central Pacific Railroad Company, Defendants. Complaint.
Alfred A. Cohen, Delos Lake Attorneys for Plaintiffs."
Address on the Railroad Evil and Its Remedy Delivered by A. A. Cohen, Esq.
At Platt's Hall,
San Francisco, on Saturday, Aug. 2, 1879.
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