San Francisco’s eastern shoreline has been in constant transformation since its hills, marshes, and creeks were leveled and filled after the Gold Rush of 1849. By the end of World War II, the area had survived 100 years of industrial waterfront evolution. Dry docks, steel mills, slaughter houses, sugar refineries, warehouses, and canneries carved the profile of this manmade coast to meet the manufacturing needs of a growing city. In the post-war years, the central waterfront witnessed a steady decline in shipbuilding and manufacturing. By the end of the twentieth century, once-bustling factories and docks lay unused, in disrepair, and falling into the Bay. Into the Shallows is a collection of images revealing overlooked remnants and natural wonders along San Francisco’s central waterfront after 170 years of industrialization and decline.