The Sunrise Seaport’s waterways flow deep with a rich history. The marriage of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River birthed dozens of canals—known as the California Delta—that the earliest settlers used to produce food and for basic transportation. Riverboats carried necessities like food, mail and newspapers up and down these channels, before they became a platform for sport to visitors and locals. Even the California Gold Rush saw the gold diggers shipping gold up and down the Delta from the mines to the banks.
For a more detailed history of the California Delta, check out this San Joaquin Magazine cover story, “History of the Stockton Delta.”
Today, visitors to the Delta are seeking a valuable treasure of another kind—good old-fashioned fun. Lucky for them, these waterways have more than enough history with that.