San Francisco Bay Ferryboats

by Joe Thompson


Yesterday

Yesterday

Prehistory to 1962
Steam engines and paddlewheels

Today

Today

1968 to Today
Diesels and catamarans

Tomorrow

Tomorrow

Tomorrow to ...
High speed boats

Did you Know
that former Northwestern Pacific ferry Sausalito still exists in Antioch?
Check the Preserved Ferries page
News Links Bibliography What's New

Aerial Photos

On the Preserved Ferries page, thank you to Roger Cain for aerial photos that he took of the remains of the San Leandro and of the Klamath, which is preserved in Stockton.

National Park Service Ferry Plans

New: On the News page: The Port of San Francisco has accepted a plan put forth by the National Park Service to refurbish Piers 31, 31 and 33 as a home for Alcatraz Ferry service and potential new services to other parks on the bay. Hornblower Cruises is the current concessionaire for Alcatraz service, but its contract expires next year and it is facing competitive bidding and new terms for the franchise. One requirement is to operate one-hour bay cruises.

Future ferry lines may go to Fort Baker in Marin and to the Rosie the Riveter World War II Homefront National Historical Park in Richmond.

Ferry Tales by G Lindsay Campbell

New: The 25-July-1912 Ferry Tales column from the San Francisco Call.

New Orleans Ferryboat Ride

We visited New Orleans in July 2014 and took a ride on a New Orleans ferryboat.

Facebook Ferry

New: On the Today and News pages, Facebook launches a private ferry service to carry workers from San Francisco to the Port of Redwood City.

Google Ferry

New: On the Today and News pages, Google launches a private ferry service to carry workers from San Francisco to the Port of Redwood City.

BART Strike

New: On the News page, a BART strike put great demand on transbay ferries.

South San Francisco-Oakland Low Ridership

New: On the News page, low ridership on the South San Francisco-Oakland Ferry service.

BART Disaster, Ferry Rescue

New: On the News page, a Sausalito ferry hits a small boat. One passenger on the small boat has died. A Delta ferry shuts down for maintenance.

BART Disaster, Ferry Rescue

New: On the News page, the 14-June-2012 BART shutdown results in four boats being added to the Alameda-Oakland route.

New Ferry Service

New: On the Today page, a a new Alameda-Oakland-South San Francisco service

Kalakala - Down for the Count?

Updated: On the Preserved Ferries page, an update on ferry Kalakala, which got damaged in a storm. Kalakala started life on San Francisco Bay as the Key System's Peralta.

The Real McCoy II

New: On the Today page, the Delta auto ferry Real McCoy II has all sorts of problems.

Ferry Tales by G Lindsay Campbell

New: The 24-July-1912 Ferry Tales column from the San Francisco Call.

Monticello Steamship Company

See many images and ads for the Monticello Steamship Company, which operated fast ferries from Vallejo to San Francisco.

Ferryboats on KPIX-5

Back on October 19, 2010, Ken Bastida of KPIX, Channel 5 interviewed me about ferryboats for his Good Question feature. It aired on 17-November-2010.

There are some nice vintage movies and some nice shots taken around the Eureka that day at the Hyde Street Pier.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2010/11/16/good-question-when-did-ferries-first-cross-san-francisco-bay/

W. A. Coulter Ferry Drawings

W. A. Coulter was a staff artist for the San Francisco Call, who specialized in marine subjects. See some of his and ferry drawings.

Fresno and San Leandro are No More

Ferries Fresno and San Leandro survived until recently, but the owners could not find a buyer and they are gone, now. Thank you to Gene Poon for determining their fate.

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