History of Alta Star Harbor
The site of Alta Star Harbor is one of the most historically significant industrial areas in the Bay Area.
Dating back to 1883, multiple independent fishing operators merged to create the largest salmon packing company in the world, the Alaska Packers Association, headquartered in San Francisco. By 1907, the group had expanded to over 300 employees over 25 acres, to include the man-made Alaska Basin.In 1925, Encinal Terminals, Alameda’s first shipping terminal, was built by the California Packing Corporation. The terminals were used until the late 1990’s, even during World War II as a General Navy Supply Depot, shipping aviation, fuel, trucks, tanks, guns and general supplies to the US Navy in the South Pacific.