Monthly Archives: December 2007

Sea Urchins: The Abalone's Enemy….

“Purple and red sea urchins Strongylocentroutus purpuratus and S. francisanus, regarded as enemies of abalones, are in many areas vigorous competitors. In most localities, abalones and sea urchins are not intermixed but the edge of one population will overlap that … Continue reading

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The $2 Million Airport…."San Francisco's Suburb On 'Sea Shore' Highway No. 1"

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…1953: Stock Issued for HMB Airport….

Mr. R. Guy Smith Secretary-Treasurer Half Moon Bay Airport Operator Incorporated Moss Beach, California Please find enclosed Stock Certificate for stock in the Half Moon Bay Airport Incorporated which I am sending as per your request as of August 23, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…Happy Holidays…

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…NOAA Travel Time Map for 1946 Tidal Wave…

Time Travel Map from NOAA, click here Each color band boundary represents a 1 hour tsunami travel time increment

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April 1, 1946 Eastern Aleutian Is. Tsunami Damage…

from NOAA click here April 1, 1946 Eastern Aleutian Is. Tsunami Damage along the Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California coasts See References for information sources. Location Amplitude (m) Damage Summary Unga, AK 0.8 Dock and boats washed away. … Continue reading

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…1946 Tidal Wave at Princeton….

Thank you John Vonderlin for sending this…(email John: benloudman@sbcglobal.net) From “United States Tsunamis” 1946, April 1, 12:29. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands generated a 30-m tsunami on Unimak Island that destroyed Scotch Cap Lighthouse. In California the … Continue reading

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1946: April Fool's Tidal Wave: Coast Keeps Midnight Watch on High Tide

Tuesday, April 2, 1946 From the San Mateo Times: “Princeton. April 2–Coastside residents today were taking the cycle of total waves in stride. Consensus of opinion was that there was nothing they could do about it, individually or collectively. After … Continue reading

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Gray Gardner Calling…

DEAR JUNE-YOUR PRINCETON BOOK WILL ARRIVE TODAY OR MONDAY.MEANWHILE YOUR TWO EXCELLENT WEB SITES HAVE GIVEN ME MORE OF MY DAILY “COASTSIDE FIX” THAN I EVER IMAGINED RECEIVING. I’M GLAD TO SEE TWO OLD FRIENDS,MIKE POWERS AND PETE DOUGLAS ARE … Continue reading

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…Friends of the Calamari…Just Wear Them…

(Photo: Paul Schraub)

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