Petaluma, CA: The ‘Water’ Front Story

The Petaluma River here in the waterfront area of town is about 14 miles upstream of San Pablo Bay,  (the upper portion of San Francisco Bay) and is essentially a tidal estuary.   In its heyday in the nineteenth century the Petaluma River played a major role in making the City one of the largest and wealthiest cities among Sonoma, Mendocino, and Marin Counties.   At the time, this river ranked third busiest in the state, moving goods and people between San Fancisco and the north bay counties.   Some commercial use continues today, but much of this area is still being redeveloped and restored from its prime days as a busy port.  It’s still a great place to go and stroll, or visit one of the many restaurants that line the remaining waterfront.

Equipment:  NIkon D3s;  NIkkor 24 – 70 mm lens

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