California Transportation Company

California Transportation Company
Item# 1564

Was: $29.95



Stock Certificate, unissued/uncanceled
Early 1900's
Union Litho. Company
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Prefabricated at the Isherwood Yard on the River Clyde in Scotland, Delta Queen and her sister ship Delta King were shipped in pieces to Stockton, California. There the California Transportation Company assembled the two vessels for their regular Sacramento River service between San Francisco and Sacramento, and excursions to Stockton, on the San Joaquin River. At the time, they were the most lavishly appointed and expensive sternwheel passenger boats ever commissioned. Driven out of service by a new highway linking Sacramento with San Francisco in 1940, the two vessels were laid up and then purchased by Isbrandtsen Steamship Lines for service out of New Orleans. During World War II, they were requisitioned by the U.S. Navy for duty in San Francisco Bay.

The company itself was incorporated under California law on March 31, 1927.CA-California Maritime and Related Shipping Lines Ship Featured

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