Riverboats of Northern California (Images of America Series)

Riverboats of Northern California (Images of America Series)

by Paul C. Trimble

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738574967
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,254,290
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Transport historian Paul C. Trimble, author of Arcadia’s Ferries of San Francisco Bay, expounds herein on the roles played by these mighty vessels in developing the state. Through vintage images from the California State Library, Sacramento City Library, Western Railway Museum Archives, J. Porter Shaw Library at the National Maritime Museum, and other collections, these stories tell of a developing California long before the rail and automobile eras girdled the landscape with roads and rails. The last boat sailed in 1950, but the legacy of these steamers will live forever.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Riverboats and the Gold Rush 9

2 San Francisco to Sacramento by Riverboat 21

3 Upriver from Sacramento 51

4 The San Joaquin River 71

5 North Bay Creeks and Rivers 95

6 Riverboats about San Francisco Bay 115

7 Finished with Engines 123

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