Re: Shipping Coal - How Far?
Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
Jim and Tom,
Until the late 1890s, the Central Pacific/Southern
Pacific handled coal mined from the slopes of Mt. Diablo. There
were several companies involved. This coal was apparently
shipped to San Francisco for domestic use (where there were
complaints recorded about quality), though some might have been
used to bunker steamships working the San Francisco Bay and the
Delta area. Most of the mining stopped before 1900 due to the
high cost of production, water in the mines, and cheaper coal
from Washington state.
On 2/26/17 8:19 PM, Tom VanWormer robsmom@... [STMFC] wrote: