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Isleton and the delta ferries
Steamboat Slough and the Sacramento River, California

Isleton was both a river port and a cannery town. It contained segregated Japanese and Chinese neighborhoods.

The last two ferries run by the State of California serve Ryer Island near Isleton. The Ryer Island ferry across Cache Slough, the Real McCoy II, has a hydraulic propulsion system. The Howard Landing Ferry, the J-Mac, pulls itself across Steamboat Slough on a cable.

Wikipedia: Isleton, California
See also: Ryer Island Ferry

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The Ryer Island ferry across Cache Slough

The Ryer Island ferry across Cache Slough

The Ryer Island ferry carries traffic on Highway 84 across Cache Slough to Ryer Island. The alternative would be a major bridge because Cache Slough leads to the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel which is used by ocean-going vessels.

Cache Slough, Ryer Island, California

Date photographed: July 6, 2016

On the Steamboat Slough Ferry

On the Steamboat Slough Ferry

The Steamboat Slough ferry crosses to Ryer Island. It and the Ryer Island Ferry are the last ones run by the State of California. The slough got its name because it was a slack-water alternative to the swift Sacramento River in the days of paddlewheel riverboats.

Steamboat Slough between Ryer Island and Grand Island, California

Date photographed: July 6, 2016

Isleton Bridge over the Sacramento River

Isleton Bridge over the Sacramento River

The Isleton Bridge, built in 1923, is a concrete arch and double steel bascule bridge over the Sacramanto River.

Isleton, California

Date photographed: July 6, 2016

Floating dock on the Sacramento River at Isleton

Floating dock on the Sacramento River at Isleton

Because of seasonally and annually varying river levels the dock at Isleton, like many others on the Sacramento River, is built of floating sections that move up and down poles.

Isleton, California

Date photographed: July 6, 2016

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Isleton, California

Date photographed: July 6, 2016

South end of the highway through Isleton

South end of the highway through Isleton

At Isleton th levee-top highway drops down to city street level for a few blocks through the odl downtown, then climbs back up.

Isleton, California

Date photographed: July 6, 2016

Main Street in Isleton

Main Street in Isleton

Main Street in Isleton consists largely of historic buildings, including remnants of its once large large Chinatown. It is bypassed by the highway, which follows River Road along the levee.

Isleton, California

Date photographed: July 6, 2016

Ryde Hotel on the Sacramanto River

Ryde Hotel on the Sacramanto River

The Ryde Hotel dates from 1926, when its basement concealed a speakeasy and illicit distillery. It replaced two earlier hotels on this site.

Ryde, California

Date photographed: July 7, 2016

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