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The River Lines

The Delta King and the Delta Queen

 

—1927 – 1940 —

 
The River Lines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2012
1. The River Lines Marker
The marker is embedded in the sidewalk.
Inscription.
San Francisco - Daily - Sacramento
Leave 6:30 P.M. Arrive 5:30 A.M.

Marker 2:
June 1, 1927: The Delta King and Delta Queen begin the first of many two-day voyages between San Francisco and Sacramento, departing from Pier 3, the passengers and freight terminal of the California Transportation Company. Holding up to 3,000 guests, fare and accommodations were sold separately, with prices ranging $1 to $5 for accommodations and $3 for a round trip ticket.

Marker 3:
“The Delta King and Delta Queen were the last steamboats to carry passengers and freight between San Francisco and Sacramento. These historic paddle-wheelers are long recognized as California’s most famous riverboats. Based in the city, serving 1927 to 1940, they began and ended their careers at Pier 3.
Stan Garvey, Author of “King and Queen of the River”

Marker 4:
“I will sing in San Francisco if I have to sing in the streets, for I know that the streets of San Francisco are Free.”
Luisa Tetrazzini, SF’s All Time Favorite Soprano

Marker 5:
”No city invites the heart to come to life as San Francisco does. Arrival in San Francisco is an experience in living.”
William Saroyan, Author

Marker
Delta King and Delta Queen - Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2012
2. Delta King and Delta Queen - Marker 2
6:

“One day, if I do go to heaven...I’ll look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’”
Herb Caen, Columnist
 
Location. 37° 47.846′ N, 122° 23.734′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on The Embarcadero. Click for map. This marker is located at the entrance to Pier 3. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Piers 1½, 3 & 5 (a few steps from this marker); Herb Caen Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferry Boats (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Embarcadero Freeway (about 400 feet away); Captain Leidesdorff (about 500 feet away); World War II (about 600 feet away); The Abraham Lincoln Brigade (about 700 feet away); Russian Navy Heroes (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the entrance to Pier 3. The entrance leads to a waterfront promenade which is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Several plaques, some historical and some notable quotes about San Francisco, are incorporated into the railing.
 
Also see . . .
Delta King and Delta Queen - Marker 3 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2012
3. Delta King and Delta Queen - Marker 3
 The Delta King, California’s Monarch - Maritime Matters. The Delta King and the Delta Queen would be the largest and most luxurious overnight river steamers, each costing over $875,000. Even in the roaring ’20’s, nearly a million dollars was an extravagant sum of money. (Submitted on May 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Quote by Luisa Tetrazzini, SF’s All Time Favorite Soprano - Marker 4 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2012
4. Quote by Luisa Tetrazzini, SF’s All Time Favorite Soprano - Marker 4
Quote by William Saroyan, Author - Marker 5 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2012
5. Quote by William Saroyan, Author - Marker 5
Quote by Herb Caen, Columnist - Marker 6 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2012
6. Quote by Herb Caen, Columnist - Marker 6
The River Lines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2012
7. The River Lines Marker
The marker is behind the right post.
Pier 3 and the Waterfront Promenade image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2012
8. Pier 3 and the Waterfront Promenade
The Delta King image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2007
9. The Delta King
Today the Delta King is a floating hotel moored on the Sacramento River at Old Sacramento.
The Delta King image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2007
10. The Delta King
Delta King image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
11. Delta King
As seen from The River Walk, West Sacramento
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   11. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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