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Boat in a Bottle


It’s Boat in a Bottle Day! Here’s something I learned about them from a museum I visited during the summer. (Quoted from my personal blog)

Did you know how they make ships in bottles? The boat part is small enough to fit through the bottle’s neck, and the sails are all folded down and attached to a string. The boat is slid into the bottle, then the string is pulled, and the sails go up. Voila! You’ve got a boat in a bottle.

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Picture from shipseva.ru

A light in the midst of war


Read this touching story.

The Four Chaplains

Old Sacramento Public Docks


We recently went up to Sacramento and got to do some sightseeing! Following are some pictures I took.

One place we visited was the Old Sacramento Public Docks.

Notice the old wooden boardwalk?

Came down this way, passing a seafood restaurant

There we got to see some pretty impressive riverboats. Here is the Empress Hornblower:

The Capitol Hornblower was just pulling away:

And got to peek into the Delta King riverboat-turned-hotel:

Inside:

A model of the ship:

From the Delta King’s website:

The Delta King Hotel in Old Sacramento is a unique Sacramento treasure. The authentic riverboat plied the Sacramento River between San Francisco and Sacramento from 1927 to 1940. During World War II it served as a troop transport on San Francisco Bay. After the war the Delta King became a derelict roaming the Delta, without purpose or home. It sank at Richmond in San Francisco Bay in 1982 for a period of 18 months.

In 1984 the Delta King was brought to Sacramento where it underwent an extraordinary renovation at a cost of $9 million. Today it is a beautiful floating hotel with modern lodging amenities, 2 acclaimed restaurants offering casual and fine dining, 2 professional theaters, a wine school and exceptional facilities for weddings and meetings.

The Delta King is the best of the old world and the new. Experience old world charm and service complimented by modern amenities and acclaimed cuisine.

And lastly, Sacramento’s Golden Bridge:

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