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Historic North Delta area maps

and Sacramento San Joaquin Delta recreation and navigation maps  (Page to be updated-links to hundreds of historic maps to be provided)

This page provides links to many past maps of the Delta, or sections of the maps showing the North Delta region and Snug Harbor.  Note that the peninsula locally called Snug Harbor since the 1950's has also been referred to Martin's Island, Hogs Back Shoals, Blake's Island.  The land was even referred to in one of the first published travel books for Northern California, written by one of the first newspaper publishers in California, who talked about the "snug little cabins on Steamboat Slough" in 1862!  For articles, books and references to Delta history, go to "About the Delta"  The North Delta had natural levees and was described as a "timbered swamp" because the middle of some of the natural islands had large freshwater ponds if it was a rainy winter season.  The timber included native oak trees and other hardwoods which were cut and used by farmers building homes, or used by the steamboats running upriver to Sacramento.  Much of the Delta looks very different, except for a few of the waterways.  Steamboat Slough, the Mokelumne River, Snodgrass Slough, Lindsley South-these are the places you can still find tall trees along the banks and freshwater flows and fish.
PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION JANUARY 2015
1850's to 1870's 1852 Map
Delta River changing names
Sacramento River History
Steamboat Slough History
1850steamboat_slough_travel.pdf
Paintings of Steamboat travel
Maps showning Steamboat Slough

Historic Delta Sketches
images-maps/1852_hogsback_1906.pdf
1875record-no_rights_reserved_by_state.pdf
images-historic/1878_land_patent.pdf
SacramentoRiver1852.pdf
Scenes_of_WonderCuriosityCa.pdf

Starting in the 1850's the lands were sold to be reclaimed for agriculture and other beneficial uses.  What became "Ryer Island" started out as two natural Islands called Priest and Sutter.

H. Bancroft (the most noted California Historian created a map of California along with a seven-volume history of early California.  Mr. Bancroft shows the Sacramento River as located along the river route that includes Steamboat Slough-the preferred route by steamship to Sacramento in those days
 
1880's to 1900's      
1900 to 1940's  
     
1950's to 1960's See articles  
       
1960's      
       
1970's      
       
1980's      
       
1990's      
       
21st Century      
       

 

  Snug Harbor Resorts, LLC
3356 Snug Harbor Drive, (& Port Lane, Starboard Lane and Marina View Circle are roads located within the resort grounds)
Ryer Island in Solano County.  near Rio Vista, CA      
  reservations@snugharbor.net
GPS:   Use Port Lane, Walnut Grove, CA  95690, even though we are located near Rio Vista, Solano County  
 
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