infospigot.typepad.com > New Clairvaux Road Trip

« Back to New Clairvaux Road Trip

Princeton Ferry

Princeton Ferry

Princeton, Colusa County, California

Drove down Highway 45 from Hamilton City, in Glenn County, along the Sacramento River. Kate and Tom and I made this drive on a scorching weekend about ten years ago and happened upon the ferry at Princeton, just a village below the levee on the river's west bank. Then, we crossed the river and took the levee road on the opposite shore; eventually we found a place to stop so we could all go for a swim in the river. Now the ferry's shut down -- I'm sure there was no money in it, though I'm sure the bigger issue for the locals is how far you need to drive north or south to find a crossing. There's a bridge about five miles north; the first one to the south is fifteen miles off.

Permalink