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By Cary Ordway | September 25, 2008
First-time California visitors traveling along the freeway sometimes are taken aback when, just about the time they reach Stockton, they see a big ocean-going freighter that seems a little like a whale swimming in your local river. After driving hundreds of miles through California’s hot, dry interior, it just doesn’t compute that there should be a ship anywhere even close. Yet ships do call on Stockton, and have for decades, as they make their way to the state’s interior through an intricate set of waterways sometimes called the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta or the Sacramento Delta, or just the California Delta.
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By Cary Ordway | September 25, 2008
First-time California visitors traveling along the freeway sometimes are taken aback when, just about the time they reach Stockton, they see a big ocean-going freighter that seems a little like a whale swimming in your local river. After driving hundreds of miles through California’s hot, dry interior, it just doesn’t compute that there should be a ship anywhere even close. Yet ships do call on Stockton, and have for decades, as they make their way to the state’s interior through an intricate set of waterways sometimes called the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta or the Sacramento Delta, or just the California Delta.
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