2008, Fireworks, San Francisco Bay

Smoke merged with fog
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Smoke merged with fog


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The fireworks barge was located just offshore
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The fireworks barge was located just offshore


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A Blue & Gold Ferry also headed out
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A Blue & Gold Ferry also headed out


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A police boat told craft to head outside the barge
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A police boat told craft to head outside the barge


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On shore thousands gathered to watch
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On shore thousands gathered to watch


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They also watched from the Jeremiah O'Brien's deck
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They also watched from the Jeremiah O'Brien's deck


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As everyone waited, the fog began to blow in
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As everyone waited, the fog began to blow in


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A Coast Guard boat sped out to lend aid
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A Coast Guard boat sped out to lend aid


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The sun set just beyond the hills of Marin
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The sun set just beyond the hills of Marin


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The Happy Hooker fishing boat
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The Happy Hooker fishing boat


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Many boats, large and small, arrived to watch
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Many boats, large and small, arrived to watch


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The Bay Bridge sparkled in the distance
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The Bay Bridge sparkled in the distance


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An Empress Yacht
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An Empress Yacht


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Alcatraz was lit that night
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Alcatraz was lit that night


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The San Francisco Spirit was all aglow
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The San Francisco Spirit was all aglow


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The fog arrived in force that night
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The fog arrived in force that night


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And the fireworks began
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And the fireworks began


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The fog muted the high fireworks
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The fog muted the high fireworks


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The fog lent an other-worldly glow to the sky
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The fog lent an other-worldly glow to the sky


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Low fireworks back lit the watching ships
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Low fireworks back lit the watching ships


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At moments fireworks appeared to extend the city lights
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At moments fireworks appeared to extend the city lights


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A small ship motored nearby with its bright light
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A small ship motored nearby with its bright light


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Typical of the many hidden fog explosions
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Typical of the many hidden fog explosions


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Even less exciting, a subdued afterglow
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Even less exciting, a subdued afterglow


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A sequence of low level fireworks began
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A sequence of low level fireworks began


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A delicate pink appeared to knit the sky
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A delicate pink appeared to knit the sky


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Dramatic red reminded many of wartime
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Dramatic red reminded many of wartime


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In San Francisco, red gave way to pink
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In San Francisco, red gave way to pink


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It seemed as if the sky wept
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It seemed as if the sky wept


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The finale began
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The finale began


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Bright explosions rocked the night sky
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Bright explosions rocked the night sky


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Smoke billowed from the shore
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Smoke billowed from the shore


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Rockets streaked into the night
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Rockets streaked into the night


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The ferry flew the flag, not just that day, but every day
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The ferry flew the flag, not just that day, but every day


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Ship and shore lights counterpointed the fireworks
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Ship and shore lights counterpointed the fireworks


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A symphony of red that night
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A symphony of red that night


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A giant W in honor of William
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A giant W in honor of William


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A red glow surrounded the ghost ship
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A red glow surrounded the ghost ship


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A series of shots progressively higher
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A series of shots progressively higher


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Most of the display vanished into the fog
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Most of the display vanished into the fog


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A huge display managed to glow its way through the fog
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A huge display managed to glow its way through the fog


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One feeble shot made its way skyward
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One feeble shot made its way skyward


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Then the sky glowed blue
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Then the sky glowed blue


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At times it was like looking at galaxies in space
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At times it was like looking at galaxies in space


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The finale sputtered to an end in the fog
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The finale sputtered to an end in the fog


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The cruise ended by returning to shore
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The cruise ended by returning to shore


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