California Steam Navigation Company
They competed for control of the traffic in the inland waters of the state, and in coastal traffic along the coast of California, Oregon, and British Columbia. Over the next decade, the company established a monopoly on inland water travel in California.
On March 31, 1871, the California Pacific Railroad Company acquired all property of the California Steam Navigation Company. Five months later, the Central Pacific Railroad, acquired the California Pacific Railroad Company, which continued the operation of the steamboats of the former California Steam Navigation Company.
- Maritimeheritage.org: The Maritime Heritage Project, Shipping Lines in San Francisco Bay Area during the 1800s — California Steam Navigation Company
- Lance Armstrong, Capital City, Fort Sutter were among river’s most famous steamboats, Valley Community Newspapers, 10 June 2013, from valcomnews.com accessed November 23, 2013 Excerpt from a series about the history of the Sacramento River.
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