one of the cabins of "Snug Haror" then called Martins Island on
Steamboat Slough in 1945
Chinese shacks tended to be built along the Sacramento River, Steamboat
Slough and othe areas.
Steamboat races sometimes ended up with one boat destroyed by pushing
the boilers past their capabilities
From Rio Vista or "Newtown" over to Ryer Island-this may be the "Ashley
Ferry" shown on local maps
Grand Island Mansion on Steamboat Slough
Since the steamboats left San Francisco port around 4 PM, they reached
the Delta after nightfall, and only the passengers willing to stay up
would see the beautiful silvery mood on Delta waters!
Sacramento River travel above Sacramento towards the gold fields
Looks like the port of Stockton
Mt. Diablo with local indians among the tules of the San Joaquin River,
One of the first bridges to connect Delta islands. Mt. Diablo in
the background. Most likely Walnut Grove area.
A different Delta but the same general sense of place
Grand Island, Steamboat Slough residence
Today its called Grand Island Mansion...very popular place for weddings
and Sunday Brunch!
Cache Slough, Steamboat Slough and Sacramento River in 21st Century
Mark for entering what is now called Steamboat Slough
West Fork also known as Sutter Slough, and the Middle Fork very quickly
became known as Steamboat Slough because it was the preferred route for
the Steamboats heading to Sacramento!
1880 political cartoon emphasizing how hydraulic gold mining was
affecting or limiting navigation on the Delta's waterways due to