March 7, 2001 San Francisco Chronicle – Business Digest Section

California’s biggest river-rafting company just got bigger. Whitewater Voyages of El Sobrante has purchased Spirit Kings River Whitewater, giving the company access to popular runs on the Kings River in the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests east of Fresno. Whitewater Voyages logs 16,000 to 20,000 user days on California’s rivers each year and will add 3,000 to 10,000 user days with the acquisition of the Kings River company, said Whitewater founder Bill McGinnis. Whitewater Voyages is expected to employ 220 people this year at peak season.
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