Thursday, October 18, 2007

Our view of "The Delta King"

The folks in West Sacramento are treated to this view of the Delta King from the River Walk in West Sacramento. The restored Delta King opened for business in 1989 and serves as a hotel, theater and restaurant at the Old Sacramento Waterfront. Photo by Barbara

In the 1920s, The Delta King and her identical twin The Delta Queen carried passengers and freight between San Francisco and Sacramento. They were fabricated from 1924 to 1927 on the River Clyde at the Isherwood Yard in Glasgow, Scotland.

Frank Norton used to tell the story about when he was a boy growing up in Broderick, and there were so many boats on the Sacramento River you could hop across to the other side.

1 comment:

Kate said...

For a minute there I thought I was on Old Man River, the beloved Mississippi that runs through my town. Great photo!