Earlier this month we wrote a story about the reopening of downtown Petaluma’s river access after dredging operations were completed. Silting in the channel and around the docks in the main turning basin had rendered the Petaluma River inaccessible to anything but paddle craft. Now that the river is open, Bay Area sailors are taking advantage and returning to one of the region’s favorite North Bay boating escapes.
Richmond-based sailor Dale Land sent us these photos of a recent trip up the river to celebrate Veterans Day with friends. “It’s become an annual trip,” he said.
“Several of us from Brickyard Cove Marina and other locations make a trip every year up the river and spend a few days to celebrate and usually see the Veterans Day Parade there.”
“The Parade was canceled this year due to COVID; however, a few ‘Army’ Jeeps made a pass through downtown Petaluma on Veterans Day!”