|Where is Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor Drive
is the legal name for the road some GPS or mapping services call "Port
Lane" since about 2007, but now some GPS does recognize "Snug
Harbor Drive", the official road name since 1985
| The private road that goes along the
center of the peninsula known as Snug Harbor attached to
Ryer Island in
the northern area of California's Delta was officially named "Snug
Harbor Drive" in
1985 during a public hearing with the Solano County Public Works dept.
Closest cross street is
East Ryer Road, and on Ryer Island you also fine State Route 84
including the Rio Vista Ferry<
and State Route 220, which includes the J-Mac ferry and landing.
We have repeatedly contacted Google, TeleAtlas, IPhone,
and lately TOMTOM to get them
to correct their maps, since we have some very frustrated customers who
use those mapping
products and waste alot of gas because those vendors can't seem
to get the Delta roads and
island names right! (http://www.bing.com seems to provide
correct maps so far). Google, as
of August 2012, seems to more consistently label Snug Harbor
Drive, but still sends travelers
way out of the way. One couple who stopped at Hwy 12 and
5 to set their TomTom gis
map in their new RV drove for 2 hours up into the foothills by
Jackson and Lake Comanche
and ended up full circle back at Hwy 12 & 5...when they could
have been at Snug Harbor in
20 minutes if they followed our map!
After the 1985 official naming of Snug Harbor Drive, the US Postal service assigned new
addresses for the residential
along the road, and also for the marina/rv park/mobile
home park roads
addresses within the resort grounds. (For some reason, instead of
address since the peninsula is part of Ryer Island in Solano County, the
Service assigned postal addresses from Walnut Grove, which is in
Proof of the correct road name per 1985 documents are available at
Here's a timeline through 2009 of the problem of the road name:
Anyway, the road has been known as "Snug Harbor Drive" since 1985.
some unknown reason, Google and other online mapping services started
to the road as "Port Lane" which has made it very difficult for people
to find us
if they use our legal and correct address of Snug Harbor Drive.
North Delta Map to
In 2012, we are still dealing with the problems
with different mapping services using wrong data for Snug
Harbor. For example, here's a photo of the Iphone of the
resort owner in March 2012...Iphone has corrected the problem
at least as of 6/20/2012: One has to wonder why so many
different mapping agencies keep using the wrong road name even
after repeated notices to the mapping companies?
When did this road name problem start?
Starting in 2005, Google started renaming some of the
Delta Islands, and
dropped the names of other Delta islands on their online mapping
systems. Since 2005 Google has received repeated requests
from us or our customers to correct the road
eventually did correct the name on most online mapping services by
It took a letter from Solano County staff and emails from Solano County
verify to Google the correct road name. Google said that "TeleAtlas"
was the company
that provided the labeling of the roads and places, so TeleAtlas was
notified in 2008...
as of March 2012 TeleAtlas STILL has not corrected its online map.
We found out
TeleAtlas was bought by TomTom, so now we'll have to ask TomTom to make
corrections. Incidentally, when ATT was called about the
Iphone map problem, ATT said the app was an Apple product, and
to contact Apple. Apple said the app used a Google map
product, so we had to contact Google. Google said that the
map labeling was a TeleAtlas product...here we go again!
None of the businesses associated with the Iphone map
would tell us who reported the resort road as "permanently
closed" but in fact we ARE still here!!!
Photo above shows the incorrect map from Iphone
claiming the road is closed.
||TomTom notified on 6/20/2012 of map corrections