Sacramento's Maritime Heritage

Sacramento's Maritime Heritage (HMAQN)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 34.805', W 121° 30.428'

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The second world war found river transportation companies continuing service on the Sacramento River while under the restrictions of wartime conditions. In the 1950's, river commerce consisted of the transportation of barges of bulk grain, petroleum, and crushed rock between Bay Area points and upriver as far north as Colusa. In 1954, Sacramento River traffic amounted to 2,172,451 tons of cargo, largely rice. River commerce in the 1960's continued to be primarily tug boats and barges including the shipping of military aircraft from nearby air bases to the Bay Area and the Far East. In 1963, the long-promised deep-water channel and Port of Sacramento opened to ocean-going freighters, thus ending an era of riverfront shipping in downtown Sacramento. Most subsequent river commerce has focused on renewed passenger travel and sight-seeing cruises.
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HM NumberHMAQN
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByMembers of the Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), their families and friends. This Chapter was founded 2/1/91
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630033 N 4271236
Decimal Degrees38.58008333, -121.50713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.805', W 121° 30.428'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 48.30" N, 121° 30' 25.68" W
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Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80-98 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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