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    • River Scene at Sacramento, California

    • 1925
    • The Sacramento River around 1925 is the subject of this postcard distributed by W. C. Spangler News Agency of Sacramento. West Sacramento is to the left, the Southern Pacific Bridge is in the background and the sheds and buildings bordering Front...
    • BBSAC962
    • The River Lines

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    • Depicted on this postcard is a riverboat of River Lines, Incorporated, a company that provided passenger transportation and dredging services. The company was formed out of a merger of Citizen's Navigation, Merchant's Transportation and Sacramento...
    • BBSAC723
    • Shipping Scene, Sacramento River, Sacramento, California

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    • Nearly a dozen vessels ranging from barges piled with bags to floating palaces bearing passengers back and forth to San Francisco crowd the Sacramento River below the Southern Pacific Bridge on this postcard dated July 1924 on the back. This image...
    • BBSAC088
    • Riverboats

    • 1930
    • This 1930 photograph shows riverboats anchored at dock along the Sacramento River. Excursion boats berth beside a number of flat boats loaded with undetermined items under a sign for the Star Lines, which merged with three riverboat services in...
    • 1572
    • Steamer Towing Freight Barge on Sacramento River, California

    • 1900
    • Shown in circa 1900, a tug and barge make their way along the Sacramento River. The Sacramento to San Francisco corridor was alive with traffic at the turn of the century. Between 1880 and 1903, shipments between Sacramento and San Francisco...
    • BBSAC711
    • Port of Sacramento

    • 1965
    • This cargo ship is shown docked at the Port of Sacramento in this circa 1965 postcard. Completed just two years earlier, in 1963, the port was the terminus of a deep water channel that stretched southwesterly 43 miles to Suisun Bay, and its...
    • BBSAC784
    • River Lines Company

    • 1937
    • This 1937 photograph captures the operating office of River Lines, Incorporated at 1300 Front Street. After being established in 1932 as consolidation of several waterfront carriers, River Lines suffered a series of strikes throughout the 1930s. ...
    • 743
    • Beautiful California - Sacramento River

    • 1895
    • Shown in circa 1895 is the eastern bank of the Sacramento River as it passes through the city of Sacramento. In the distance, at Front and T sreets, is the smoke stack of the Pioneer Box Factory which had been dormant since October 1893, having...
    • BBSAC694
    • River Lines Company

    • 1945
    • Pictured in circa 1945 is a bustling scene before the River Lines office and receiving center at 1300 Front Street, with the twin spires of the Tower Bridge in the background. The company was primary in the transport of material and food stuffs...
    • 185
    • Dover

    • 1928
    • A photograph of the ship Dover transporting goods and pulling a barge on the Sacramento River, circa 1928.
    • 1534
    • Shepard Lines' "Harpoon" in Sacramento

    • 1934
    • This March 2, 1934, photograph shows the 10,000 ton intercoastal freighter "Harpoon" of the Shepard Lines, moored along the Sacramento River at N Street. The boat's arrival came at the behest of William Stone, an early proponent of Sacramento as a...
    • 1561
    • Shepard Lines' "Harpoon" in Sacramento

    • 1934
    • Taken in March 1934, this photograph shows the Shepard Lines' "Harpoon," moored along the Sacramento River. The ship was filled with a cargo of finished lumber, bound for Asia. Piloted by the "Delta Queen" steamer's Captain William Cooley, the...
    • 1362
    • Water Front, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1918
    • Barges fill the Sacramento River in this circa 1918 postcard. In spite of having to navigate a river fraught with sand bars and slickens, it was at this time that the transportation of people and dry goods via the Sacramento River was coming into...
    • BBSAC702
    • U.S. 500 Sacramento, Cal. Water Front

    • 1918
    • This circa 1918 postcard provides a view of the Sacramento waterfront, as seen from the west side of the Sacramento River in West Sacramento, and south of the M Street Bridge. Several wharves - including those representing the Western Pacific...
    • BBSAC703
    • Water Front, Sacramento, California

    • 1918
    • This postcard, printed in 1918, reveals a bustling scene of barges, riverboats and wharves along the Sacramento River, between West Sacramento and Sacramento proper. Barges were a common site along the river in the nineteenth and early twentieth...
    • BBSAC705
    • Bird's-Eye View of Sacramento Looking East from River Front

    • 1910
    • The Sacramento riverfront was a lively spot in 1910 when this sepia-toned postcard was mailed from downtown. The stern-propelled paddlewheel boat and barge were only two of dozens of all type of craft that plied the Sacramento River transporting...
    • BBSAC706

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