Sausalito harbors some commercial fishing boats and many pleasure craft. Several boatbuilding and repair yards have marine ways, the largest of which can handle craft up to 350 tons.
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Richardson Bay, 2 miles N of the Golden Gate Bridge, is shoal except for the S part fronting Sausalito.
In the N part of Richardson Bay, a wildlife sanctuary, established by the National Audubon Society, provides safe refuge for migratory fowl that arrives each fall. The sanctuary is closed to marine traffic from October to March. Seasonal buoys N of a line approximately 097° True from Strawberry Point to Belvedere, mark the perimeter of the sanctuary.
A channel leading NW through Richardson Bay to facilities at Sausalito is marked by lights, daybeacons, and buoys.