DRAWBRIDGE (KPIX 5) — Ghostly echoes helped tell the tale of a place where its history was, at times, as murky as the San Francisco Bay waters that now threaten it.

KPIX 5 got special permission from the federal government to go on a rare tour of a place that few people know exist and fewer still have ever visited. We visited Drawbridge, the Bay Area’s only ghost town.

Ghostly echoes helped tell the tale of a place where its history was, at times, as murky as the bay waters that now threaten it.

“It’s the most relaxing place in the world,” said long-gone Drawbridge resident Nelly Dollin on an archived tape.

Though it doesn’t look like it now, people called Drawbridge home for more than a century as they built lives on its marsh mud.

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