San Francisco has the oldest working tide gauge in North America

From the following link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brook-meakins/preview-sea-level-rise_b_2569613.html

San Francisco has the oldest continually operating tidal gauge in the Americas, which has recorded the varying sea levels since 1854. Over the past 100 years, it has tracked an 8-inch rise in water level. It will continue rising, scientists say, and could rise by 1.5 feet by 2050.

Hmmm…  A new magical mystery bucketlist item!

Google is my friend:  From this page

The nation’s oldest tide gauge, housed in a wooden shack on a pier at Fort Point in San Francisco, recorded something unusual over the past 30 years.

And here at SF Gate, is found a photo.  As well as a clarification:

A tiny, wooden white building with a red roof at the end of a pier near Crissy Field in the Presidio of San Francisco is … the oldest continually operating tidal gauge in the Western Hemisphere. (emphasis my own.)

 

 

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