EARLY COLORADO RIVER STEAMBOAT LANDINGS

DISTANCES FROM THE DELTA TO YUMA TO THE VIRGIN RIVER



COLORADO RIVER DELTA AS IT EMPTIES INTO THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA


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Philips Point may be regarded as the head of deep-water navigation in the Colorado River. At Philips Point spring tides rise 25 to 30 feet, and neap tides from 16 to 20 feet. At a short distance above Philips Point, the spring tide comes in with a bore or bank of water 4 feet high, extending in one huge breaker clear across the river, while the ebb is still running out. The influence of the tide in the Colorado River is felt for about 40 miles up the river, a few miles above Heintzelman's Point.(source)


COLORADO DELTA TO FORT YUMA

  • Phillips Point, Sonora
    Head of eastern distributary channel of the Colorado River. 5 mi
    Port Isabel Slough from 1865
    Port Isabel, Sonora 1867


  • Steamship Anchorage, eastern distributary channel 7 mi

  • Robinson's Landing, Baja California 10 mi

  • Hardy River 23 mi

  • Heintzelman's Point
    Head of Tidewater 47 mi

  • Port Famine, Sonora 50 mi

  • Lerdo Landing, Sonora 53 mi

  • Gridiron, Sonora 67 mi

  • Ogden's Landing, Sonora 95 mi

  • Hualapai Smith's 105 mi

  • Pedrick's, Arizona Territory 119 mi

  • Jaeger City, California
    Colorado City, Arizona Territory 149 mi

  • Fort Yuma, California
    Arizona City, Arizona Territory 1858
    Yuma, Arizona Territory from 1873 150 mi



    THE STERN-WHEELER COCHAN, COLORADO RIVER, YUMA AZ, CIRCA 1900

    DISTANCES FROM FORT YUMA TO THE VIRGIN RIVER

  • Potholes, California, 18 mi
    Less that a mile south from the present day Laguna Diversion Dam

  • La Laguna, Arizona Territory, 20 mi
    Covered by Lake Mittry created by Laguna Diversion Dam

  • Castle Dome Landing, Arizona Territory, 35 mi

  • Eureka, Arizona Territory, 45 mi

  • Williamsport, Arizona Territory, 47 mi

  • Picacho, California, 48 mi

  • Nortons Landing, Arizona Territory, 52 mi

  • Lighthouse Rock, 61 mi

  • Clip, Arizona Territory, 70 mi

  • California Camp, California 72 mi

  • Camp Gaston, California, 80 mi

  • Drift Desert, Arizona Territory 102 mi

  • Bradshaw's Ferry, California, 126 mi

  • Mineral City, Arizona Territory, 126 mi

  • Ehrenberg, Arizona Territory, 126.5 mi

  • Olive City, Arizona Territory, 127 mi

  • La Paz, Arizona Territory, 131 mi

  • Parker's Landing, Arizona Territory,
    Camp Colorado, Arizona, 200 mi

  • Parker, Arizona Territory, 203 mi

  • Empire Flat, Arizona Territory, 210 mi

  • Bill Williams River, Arizona 220 mi

  • Aubrey City, Arizona Territory, 220 mi

  • Chimehuevis Landing, California 240 mi

  • Liverpool Landing, Arizona Territory 242 mi

  • Grand Turn, Arizona/California 257 mi

  • The Needles, Mohave Mountains, Arizona 263 mi

  • Mellen, Arizona Territory 267 mi

  • Eastbridge, Arizona Territory 279 mi

  • Needles, California, 282 mi

  • Iretaba City, Arizona Territory, 298 mi

  • Fort Mohave, Arizona Territory
    Beale's Crossing 300 mi

  • Mohave City, Arizona Territory, 305 mi

  • Hardyville, Arizona Territory,
    Current site of Bullhead City, Arizona
    Laughlin, Nevada directly west across river
    Low Water Head of Navigation 310 mi

  • Camp Alexander, Arizona Territory, 312 mi

  • Polhamus Landing, Arizona Territory
    Low Water Head of Navigation 315 mi

  • Pyramid Canyon, Arizona/Nevada 316 mi

  • Cottonwood Island, Nevada
    Cottonwood Valley 339 mi

  • Quartette, Nevada, 342 mi

  • Murphyville, Arizona Territory, 353 mi

  • Eldorado Canyon, Nevada
    Colorado City, Nevada 365 mi

  • Explorer's Rock, Black Canyon of the Colorado, Mouth, Arizona/Nevada 369 mi

  • Roaring Rapids, Black Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona/Nevada 375 mi

  • Ringbolt Rapids, Black Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona/Nevada 387 mi

  • Location of present day Hoover Dam 390 mi

  • Fortification Rock, Nevada
    High Water Head of Navigation, 400 mi

  • Las Vegas Wash, Nevada 402 mi

  • Callville, Nevada
    High Water Head of Navigation 408 mi

  • Boulder Canyon, Mouth, Arizona/Nevada 409 mi

  • Stone's Ferry, Nevada 438 mi

  • Virgin River, Nevada 440 mi
    Bonelli's Ferry
    Rioville, Nevada
    High Water Head of Navigation 440 mi


    LAGUNA DIVERSION DAM


    LAGUNA DAM COLORADO RIVER


    THE COLORADO RIVER: WAS IT NAVIGABLE?


    GERMAN SUBMARINE ATTACK ON HOOVER DAM




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