Steam Navigation Above the Carquinez Straight


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Annual Keepsake Series

David Hull, 2002.

The Golden Gate is California’s darling and the gateway of her deepwater commerce, but Carquinez Strait, which channels into the northern arm of San Francisco Bay the great rivers that flow from the heartland to the Golden Gate, may be seen as California’s gateway to essentially all her inland navigation as well as to a significant segment of her deepwater commerce.

In this series of twelve illustrated essays, Gary Kurutz’s account of the Linda recounts the time of gold-seekers, with a twist on the making of a fortune; Carl Nolte dishes out the luxury and comfort of the palatial sternwheeler Chrysopolis, together with her eventual evolution into a ferryboat; James Henley sums up the greatest single disaster to the riverboats, effectively ending any possibility of revival—the great fire of 1932; and more.

8 ½” x 10”. 58 pp. Designed and produced by the Arion Press in San Francisco. The type is digitally composed Minion. Printed by offset lithography on Mohawk Superfine at Charles Graphics, San Francisco, and bound by Roswell Bookbinding of Phoenix, Arizona. Edition limited to 1,000 copies.


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