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Port of Sacramento

Author: West Sacramento Historical Society.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., 2007.
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cityscapes
Local histories
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: West Sacramento Historical Society.
ISBN: 9780738547367 0738547360
OCLC Number: 131505065
Description: 128 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early Sacramento River commerce and trade --
Lake Washington and harbor opportunities --
Beginning of Port project, planning and contacts --
Sacramento-Yolo Port District and construction --
Sacramento-Yolo Port dedication and operations --
The port today and photo opportunities.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: West Sacramento Historical Society.

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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.

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