MARTINEZ-BENICIA AUTO FERRY FREE ROAD MAP FERRY SCHEDULE AND TABLE OF DISTANCES FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ... COMPLIMENTS OF MARTINEZ-BENICIA FERRY CO. ... [cover title]. Benicia, California: Martinez-Benicia Ferry Co., n.d. [before 1927]. Single sheet, 43x28 cm, folded to make 12 panels, printed in black and red. Advertising brochure printed by Chaney Printing Co., Inc. Recto has a half sheet map, 21.5x28 cm, "San Francisco Bay Region for Direct Routes follow red lines via Martinez-Benicia Auto Ferry," with smaller inset map, "Highway Diagram of Martinez," a one panel table of distances from the ferry crossing to various California cities and towns, and a one panel ferry timetable. Verso has a full sheet map of California from Los Angeles north to Grant's Pass with main highways printed in red. By 1915 a steam ferry known as the City of Seattle was the first to carry automotive traffic across the Carquinez Strait. The original Carquinez Bridge, a private toll bridge opened in 1927, carried the final alignment of the Lincoln Highway. In 1929 the Martinez-Benicia Ferry was acquired by the American Toll Bridge Company which also operated the Carquinez Bridge. The Martinez-Benicia Ferry remained in operation until September 15, 1962 when it was replaced by highway bridge which now carries the southbound lanes of I-680. Light dust soiling to outer panels, a very good copy. (#169144).