Ryer Island

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Ryer Island
Geography
Location Northern California
Coordinates 38°14′37″N121°37′52″W / 38.24357°N 121.63101°W / 38.24357; -121.63101 Coordinates: 38°14′37″N121°37′52″W / 38.24357°N 121.63101°W / 38.24357; -121.63101
Adjacent bodies of water Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
Area11,700 acres (4,700 ha)
Administration
StateFlag of California.svg  California
County Solano
An aerial photo looking northwest, taken in 2018. Ryer Island can be seen on the bottom. Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Canal and sloughs.jpg
An aerial photo looking northwest, taken in 2018. Ryer Island can be seen on the bottom.

Ryer Island is an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta surrounded by Miner Slough and Steamboat Slough at their confluence with the Sacramento River, 6.5 miles north-northeast of Rio Vista. [1] It is in Solano County, California, and managed by Reclamation District 501. [2] The 4,750 ha (11,700-acre) island is named in honor of a California pioneer, Dr. Washington M. Ryer, and his family. A map prepared at the time of statehood shows the area divided by the west fork of the Sacramento River, with the western half identified as Priest Island and the eastern half identified as Sutter Island. [3]

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) operates two vehicle ferry services to the island, connecting the following state highways: [4]

Highway 220 then terminates at Highway 84 on Ryer Island, while the latter leaves the island north on a bridge, and towards West Sacramento.

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Ryer Island Ferry

The Ryer Island Ferry is a ferry that operates between Rio Vista and Ryer Island, crossing Cache Slough in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta in Solano County, California. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) operates the vehicle roll-on/roll-off service, which is classified as part of California State Route 84. The ferry operates every 20 minutes; on the hour, 20 minutes after the hour, and 40 minutes after the hour.

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Steamboat Slough is an alternate branch of the Sacramento River, named for its popular use by steamboats traveling between San Francisco and Sacramento. Its mouth is found at an elevation of 3 feet / 1 meter, 2 miles above Rio Vista, between Grand Island and Ryer Island. Its head is 11 miles above where it leaves the Sacramento River, between Sutter Island and Grand Island, at an elevation of 26 feet at 38°18′17″N121°34′25″W.

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Joice Island Island in California

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Grizzly Island Island in California

Grizzly Island is a small island in Grizzly Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is part of Solano County, partially managed by Reclamation Districts 2112, 2129 and 2136. Its coordinates are 38°09′05″N121°58′22″W. Islands that partially cover some of its current area, labelled "Warrington Island" and "Davis Island", are shown on an 1850 survey map of the San Francisco Bay area made by Cadwalader Ringgold and an 1854 map of the area by Henry Lange. It is labeled, along with Deadman Island, Joice Island, Simmons Island, Ryer Island and Roe Island, on a 1902 USGS map of the area.

Simmons Island Island in California

Simmons Island is a small island in Grizzly Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is part of Solano County, and included within Reclamation District 2127. Its coordinates are 38°05′49″N121°59′26″W. It is shown as "Simmons Island" on an 1850 survey map of the San Francisco Bay area made by Cadwalader Ringgold, and as "Simons Island" on an 1854 map of the area by Henry Lange. It is labeled, along with Deadman Island, Joice Island, Grizzly Island, Ryer Island and Roe Island, on a 1902 USGS map of the area.

Van Sickle Island Island in California

Van Sickle Island is an approximately 10,000-acre (4,000 ha) island in Suisun Bay, California. It is part of Solano County, and administered by Reclamation District 1607. Its coordinates are 38°04′00″N121°54′04″W, and in 1981 the United States Geological Survey recorded its elevation as 0 ft (0 m). The island's land is divided into 22 privately-owned parcels, used primarily for duck clubs and private residences. A railroad bridge constructed in 1913 once connected it to Montezuma and Chipps Island, from which a ferry connected to Mallard Island and Pittsburg. The rail service was discontinued and the bridges no longer exist; currently, the island is accessible by water, as well as by road on bridges from Hammond Island and Wheeler Island.

Wheeler Island (California) Island in California

Wheeler Island is a small island in Suisun Bay, California. It is part of Solano County; parts of it are included in Reclamation Districts 2127 and 2130. Its coordinates are 38°05′06″N121°56′15″W. An 1850 survey map of the San Francisco Bay area made by Cadwalader Ringgold, and an 1854 map by Henry Lange, show islands partially covering some of the current area of Wheeler Island, labeled "Davis Island" and "Warrington Island".

Sutter Island Island in California

Sutter Island is a small island of the Sacramento River in California. It is bordered by the Sacramento River on the northeast, Steamboat Slough to the southease, and Sutter Slough to the west. It is located across the Sacramento River from Paintersville. It is part of Sacramento County, and managed by Reclamation District 349. Its coordinates are 38°17′37″N121°35′32″W. It is shown, labeled "Schoolcraft Island", on an 1850 survey map of the San Francisco Bay area made by Cadwalader Ringgold and an 1854 map of the area by Henry Lange.

Spinner Island Island in California

Spinner Island is an island in Suisun Bay, an embayment of San Francisco Bay, downstream of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. It is part of Solano County, California, and not managed by any reclamation district. Its coordinates are 38°04′11″N121°52′10″W, and the United States Geological Survey measured its elevation as 0 ft (0 m) in 1981. It is shown in an 1850 survey map of the San Francisco Bay area made by Cadwalader Ringgold, as well as an 1854 map of the area by Henry Lange.

References

  1. David L. Durham, California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of This State. p. 693. Quill Driver Books. (1998) ISBN   1-884995-14-4.
  2. "Municipal Service Review: Solano County Water, Irrigation, Reclamation, and Flood Management Agencies" (PDF). Solano County LAFCO. Michael Brandman Associates. 13 April 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  3. Ringgold, Cadwalader; Stuart, Fred D.; Everett, Chas.; Harrison (1850). "General Chart embracing Surveys of the Farallones Entrance to the Bay of San Francisco, Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straits of Carquines and Suisun Bay, and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, to the Cities of Sacramento and San Joaquin, California". David Rumsey Map Collection. San Francisco Common Council. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  4. "Special Route Restrictions". Caltrans. Retrieved 2016-06-17.