The Brooklyn, a ship holding 238 peace-seeking passengers, set sail from New York to San Francisco in February 1846. It wasn’t gold that drew them to the coast, but rather a dream of refuge. Their courageous spirit eventually earned them just that; after a nearly six-month journey of 24,000 miles, the adventurers finally settled by the bay. Brooklyn Basin flourished as a bustling community well into the 1930s, and it’s to this rich history that this neighborhood hearkens.
“Captain Richardson, we were sent to California and we shall get there.”
Passenger aboard the Brooklyn