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About AlamedaFall and winter in Alameda are the best times to observe such sea birds as loons, grebes and ducks at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. Crab Cove, at the north end of the beach, has been designated a marine reserve. Crab Cove Visitor Center, on McKay near Central, features exhibits about shoreline and undersea life and a saltwater aquarium with live bay creatures; phone (510) 544-3187.

San Francisco Bay Ferry round-trip service between the Ferry Building terminal, on The Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco (Gate E), and Bay Farm Island, 215 Adelphian Way, is available on weekdays; there is no service Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. One-way fare is $7.10 (cash) or $5.30 (Clipper Card); $3.50 (ages 5-18, ages 65+ and the physically impaired).

The Alameda/Oakland Ferry also departs from 2990 Main St. in Alameda, stops at Jack London Square in Oakland and continues to the Ferry Building and Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Seasonal service is available to AT&T Park. Phone (415) 705-8291 for departure time and additional information.

Visitor Centers Alameda Chamber of Commerce 2215-A South Shore Center Alameda, CA 94501. Phone:(510)522-0414

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