Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot

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Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot
Richmond, California
Type Fuel depot
Site information
Controlled by United States Navy
Site history
Built 1941
In use 1941-1998

Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot is a decommissioned U.S. Navy fueling station on the western coast of Richmond, California.


The depot opened in 1941 on the site of a former winery and Chinese shrimp camp and was closed during the Clinton-era base closures and realignments in 1995[1] and operationally on September 30, 1998.[2] Part of the former naval base, the housing village Winehaven is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Other portions are under redevelopment plans by the city. A portion of the beach has been turned into Point Molate Beach Park.

Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot and East Bay shoreline.


In the 2000s, the Guideville Band of Pomo Indians attempted to build a Las Vegas-style casino development at Point Molate.[3] The project was called illegal by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and was opposed by both US Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein in addition to Contra Costa County officials and various environmental organizations.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot, KCRT, access date 19-02-2009
  2. ^ Point Molate, Global Security, access date 19-02-2009
  3. ^ Point Molate Casino EIR, Volume I, 2009

Coordinates: 37°56′55″N 122°24′49″W / 37.94861°N 122.41361°W / 37.94861; -122.41361