Cargo Ship on the San Joaquin River, California

While seating on the levee of the San Joaquin River, I took these photos of the Overseas Tampa Cargo Ship passing by on its way to the Port of Stockton, California. Frequently there are bulk cargo ships coming and going to Stockton Deep Water Channel in California. It was a pleasant spring and breezy day on the San Joaquin Delta. I took these photos with a Nikon Z8 and a Nikkor 14-30mm f4 lens.

Marine Traffic on the San Joaquin River, California

I took these seven pictures of large marine vessels and motorboats on the San Joaquin River near the Port of Stockton, California. It was a warm beautiful day sitting in my VW Eurovan waiting for boats to pass by.

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Morning Departures from the Port of Stockton, California

Here are four pictures that I took of two Cargo Ships. The Lara is docked at Stockton Port while the Pacific Spike is departing the port headed to Japan. Below are three pictures of the Star Lima departing the Port of Stockton via the San Joaquin River through The Delta headed towards East San Francisco Bay.


Cargo Ship Passing by March Lane Levee

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Here are four pictures of a cargo ship passing by me on a Saturday morning while sitting on March Lane Levee Road. Large ships on the San Joaquin river always intrigue me as they pass me by. This ship had just left The Port of Stockton on it’s way out to the Pacific Ocean navigating through the The Delta, San Francisco Bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge. I tend to day dream of faraway ports it may travel to. I used a Nikon D600 FX with a Nikkor 20 mm wide angle lens and a Nikkor 70 to 300 mm telephoto lens. For me, the ship is a fascinating sight on the river.