Glen Cove Park, aka Sogorea Te
3,500 year old village site, shell midden, and burial ground.
20+ bedrock mortars visible at low tide on wave-cut benchs.
Elevation 10 ft.
Thanks to Joel for leading us here.
Inhabitants of this village crossed the Carquinez Strait in tule balsas to greet the Fages expedition in 1772. Fages noted in his diary that one balsa carried five people.
Contemporary Indians were incensed that the City of Vallejo planned to develop Sogorea Te as a municipal park.
You know who you are.
After more than 100 days of Indian occupation and protest at Sogorea Te, the City of Vallejo cancelled plans to construct paved trails and place bathrooms on this sacred site.
The mortars here are exposed only during low tide. This shot, taken from the east side of Glen Cove, looks across the Carquinez Strait toward Crockett. A fish catchment basin may also exist on this bench.
A closer look at the mortars.
The west side of the cove at low tide.
A closer look at the exposed mortars. These are true mortars and not hydrologic features.