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and Leased Railroads Locomotives, Cars, Steamers and Barges"
taken from the Office Auditor M. P. and M. Department, dated June 1, 1878.
Ferry Bay & River Steamers, June 1878.
Barges and Lighters, June, 1878.
> John Bergman writes regarding the Central Pacific & Southern Pacific Riverboats and Steamers, I have a copy of the "Central Pacific and Leased Railroads Locomotives, Cars, Steamers and Barges" taken from the Office Auditor M. P. and M. Department, dated June 1, 1878. It lists 29, "Ferry, Bay and River Steamers." The list is by name, tonnage, number and size of engine, diameter, stroke and brief remarks. The remarks are generally about the current use, i.e.: Colorado River Steamer, laid up, out of service, San Francisco-Sacramento Ferry, Upper Sacramento River, Vallejo Ferry, Oakland Freight Ferry, Oakland Passenger Ferry, Willmington to San Pedro Ferry, etc. The same document refers to 30 barges and lighters. Some only had a number but most had a name to identify them. At that time, very few of the names referred to Indian names or terms. It is indeed an interesting subject. [from the R&LHS Newsgroup]
Courtesy of the John Bergman Collection, located at 5345 W. Modoc Ct., Visalia, CA 93277.
Also see: San Francisco Bay Ferryboats - Yesterday, by Joe Thompson