The natives engaged in the fishery used some 400 sailboats of 3 to 15 tons capacity, and the beds were raked in search of pearl oysters.
Of water, but many which admit smaller vessels, and at the close of 1909 there were 151 steamboats and 424 sailboats engaged in the coasting trade.
Guests can also watch sailboats drifting by as they dine on smoked chicken, ribs and steak.
Patz serves both lunch and dinner meals and it's not uncommon to see sailboats pass by on the water below the restaurant.
Walk or bike along the riverside path and enjoy the view of all the sailboats and racing skiffs that use the river during warm weather.