1907: Plans to fortify Half Moon Bay

From John Vonderlin

Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net)

Hi June,
   This article is from the October 30th, 1907
issue of the “San Francisco Call.”
Whether the plan mentioned in this
article was ever carried out, I don’t know.
But, considering that the Japanese had just
surprisingly defeated the Russian Empire,
in the Japan-Russo War of 1904-1905 and
the escalating rivalries in Europe were port-
ending W.W. I, it wouldn’t be a shock if it
did happen. Enjoy. John
 
PLANS TO FORTIFY HALF
MOON BAY STIRS INTEREST
 
Mines to Be Planted in Harbor
Which ls Important to San Francisco’s
Defense
 
Special by Leased Wire to The Call
VALLEJO. Oct. . 29.— Navy officers
are interested in  the  proposed plans of
the  war department  for the defense of
Halfmoon  bay. That harbor would be
a point of  attack by any foe seeking to
enter  San Francisco, and  for this reason
it  is  likely that  the harbor will  be
surveyed  for  mines and that big guns
will  be  placed  there.
  The government soon will modernize
all coast defenses and the fortifcations
about San Francisco will receive special
attention. 
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