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Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Head of Navigation

 
 
Head of Navigation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
1. Head of Navigation Marker
Inscription. For the Stockton Channel in 1849 was at El Dorado Street. Sailing ships and paddlewheel steamboats made the Stockton Levees a major supply center for the Southern mines during the Gold Rush. In 1933, the Port of Stockton became California’s first modern inland seaport.
 
Erected 1972 by Tuleburgh Chapter No. 89, E Clampus Vitus, April 15, 1972.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 57.221′ N, 121° 17.494′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and Weber Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Center Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton CA 95202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sister City Story (within shouting distance of this marker); The Compass Rose (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Weber and the Founding of Stockton (about 600 feet away); B & M Building (about 700 feet away); Weber Point (about 700 feet away); Weber Point Home – 1850
Head of Navigation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
2. Head of Navigation Marker
(about 700 feet away); Sperry Flour Mill Office (about 700 feet away); Goddess of Justice (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  The Port of Stockton. Click on the “Port of Stockton History e-Tour” and view early river transportation through a series of vintage photos and historical information. (Submitted on November 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 968 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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