Ferries of San Francisco Bay by Paul C. Trimble - PDF and EPUB eBook

(Images of America: California)
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Decades before San Francisco Bay was crisscrossed by bridges, an extensive network of ferries plied these green waters, moving...

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Details of Ferries of San Francisco Bay

Exact title of the book
Ferries of San Francisco Bay
Book series
Images of America: California
Book author
Paul C. Trimble
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
128 pages
Language
English
Published
March 26th 2007 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
File size (in PDF)
512 kB
Ferries of San Francisco Bay

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Decades before San Francisco Bay was crisscrossed by bridges, an extensive network of ferries plied these green waters, moving passengers, vehicles, and freight between San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, Solano, Sonoma, and Contra Costa Counties. Very few of the ferries survive today, but at one time, elegant and sturdy vessels like the Santa Clara, Sacramento, Encinal, Eureka, Oakland, and Tamalpais ruled the waves and supported the critical commerce of this region. From the early days of single-enders, double-enders, stern-wheelers, and side-wheelers burning coal and crude oil, to more modern designs of diesel-powered craft, these vessels have long been an important link in Bay Area transport, along with their railway connections.

Equipped with up to four decks, the ferrie's cargoes included commuters, livestock, automobiles, mail, convicts, express packages, and even entire railroad trains.