Transport Communities: Antioch

The Smith brothers, William and Joseph, founded Smith’s Landing in December 1849.  Smith’s Landing was eventually renamed Antioch and it became a significant gateway settlement, maintaining regular trade in surplus produce and hay with San Francisco.  From its early beginnings, Antioch has been a place of successful commercial activity.  Trade with San Francisco was established early and the discovery of mineral resources including coal in the hills south of Antioch (1859) and copper ore (1863) added to the city’s importance as an early industrial center.

In the early 1900s, beaches and bootlegging were important aspects of Antioch’s early identity and ties to the Delta.  In 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the manufacturing, sale and distribution of liquor.  Italians and other groups who had a tradition of winemaking built stills in their basements and barns and began producing and distributing illicit alcoholic beverages throughout the Delta.

1Inland Marine Sales & Service
1600 10th Street, Antioch
925.757.1714
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2Gotcha Bait & Tackle
3500 18th Street, Antioch
925.706.7400

3Delta Kayak Adventures
5 Marina Plaza, Antioch
925.642.5764
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - WATER SPORTS - 1ST PLACE

4Contra Loma Regional Park
1200 Fredrickson Lane, Antioch
510.562.7275
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5S & H Yachting Center
6180 Bridgehead Road, Antioch
925.757.3621

6San Joaquin Canvas
801 6th Street, Antioch
925.778.6628

7Roswell Butler Hard House
815 First 177, Antioch

8Riverview Union High School Building
1500 First 177, Antioch

9The Red Caboose Restaurant and Lounge
210 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch
925.777.1921
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10Sporting Edge
2005 Somersville Road, Antioch
925.754.8800
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11Bridgehead Marine Service
30 Fleming Lane, Antioch
925.757.7500

12Antioch Fishing Pier
Bridgehead Road at Wilbur Road, Antioch
888.327.2757

13Lloyd's Holiday Harbor
415 Fleming Lane, Antioch
925.757.2346
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14Antioch Riverfront Promenade
A Street, Antioch

15Antioch Oakley Regional Shoreline
Bridgehead Road at Wibur Road, Antioch
510.544.2753
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16Antioch Public Launch Ramp
Foot of Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch
925.779.6957
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17New Bridge Marina
6325 Bridgehead Road, Antioch
925.757.1500
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18Riverview Lodge Restaurant
I Street Wharf, Antioch
925.757.2272
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19Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge
Shipyard Orchard, Antioch
707.769.4200
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20Sportsmen Yacht Club
3301 Wilbur Ave., Antioch
925.753.1444
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21San Joaquin Yacht Harbor
3307 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch
925.757.9883
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22Bridge Marina Yacht Club
20 Fleming Lane, Antioch
925.706.1187
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23Antioch Municipal Marina
5 Marina Plaza, Antioch
925.779.6957
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - MARINA - RUNNER-UP
BEST OF THE DELTA 2018 - PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH - 1ST PLACE

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