Port of Sacramento (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Port of Sacramento (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Located about 100 miles inland from the coast, Sacramento isn't always considered a port town. Yet beginning in the mid-1850s, barges, riverboats, and steamers began plying the river between here and San Francisco, carrying passengers, supplies, livestock, and produce between the coast and valley regions. The deepwater era began in 1911, when plans began on a canal and lock system that could accommodate large ships. In 1947, the Sacramento-Yolo Port District was created, ushering in many decades of worldwide shipping and commerce that was critical to the growth of California. Along the way, the facility hosted virtually every manner of oceangoing vessel and cargoes and equipment of every description.
Product Details ISBN: 9780738547367
ISBN-10: 0738547360
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 11th, 2007
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America