Submitted by scott on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:57

Marysville and Yuba City intersect at the glassy blue Feather River. During the Wild West gold rush, many steamships, with their magnificent turning paddle wheels, traveled up and down Feather River between San Francisco, Sacramento, and Marysville.

The gold rush transformed Feather River from a yawning waterway of crude canoes, small sailboats, and whaleboats to a busy, bustling route of fast-moving, smoke puffing, passenger-filled, steam powered boats.

The first steamboat to travel down Feather River was a small sternwheel steamer, the Linda, in 1849.

STEAMSHIP TRAVEL ON THE FEATHER RIVER

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