From the Classroom

Steamer Gold Landing


"The following is a student created blog regarding the history of the Petaluma Watershed. This blog is part of a series from students at Casa Grande participating in the Watershed Classroom with educators Paula Biancalana and Jolene Thinnes."

Steamer Gold Landing was the home of the Paddlewheel Steamer “Gold”. The Landing is located at the end of Copeland street near the D Street bridge. Currently, the landing is preserved as a park known as a Steamer Gold Park. It has walking trails and a restored horse stable. You can see the remnants of “Gold” as you walk the path to the stable. Steamer “Gold” was built in 1883 and ran a route from Petaluma to San Francisco for 17 year before it burnt down at its Petaluma wharf in 1920. Steamer “Gold” transported many goods such as eggs, lumber, livestock, and wheat to San Francisco and back.

By Allie Solari