Sacramento History Online

Historic Sacramento Photograph and Document Archive



View Large Image
View Large Image
Title
U.S. snagboat seizer at work on Upper Sacramento River
Date
[ca. 1901]
Description
1 p. ; 6 x 9 in.
Subject(s)
Summary
In 1901 the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce issued NEEDS AND COMMERCE OF THE SACRAMENTO RIVER to chronicle and illustrate work done on the upper Sacramento River. This photo from the booklet shows a shagboat and its robust crew of shagmen. Stalwart, upright and hardened by their years of moving lumber in and out of often difficult spots to reach in an era when there were wooden ships and wooden men, these unsung heroes take a break from their long hours on the job and stare penetratingly at the camera. Snagboats were used to maintain the navigability of the upper Sacramento River by removing snags and shoals.
Owning
Institution
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Copyright
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Call
Number
SPE 386.3 F874 1901 SAC
Filing
Location
SPE 386.3 F874 1901 SAC page 13
Other
Formats
Image: 6 x 9 in.
You may refine your search results or perform a new search by returning to the search page.