If you check out our website section on ships under “S” you’ll find info on the Sea Foam. Alas, the info is effusive but not too heavy on fact. Hopefully this blog rectifies the lack of facts. Built by John Lindstrom in Aberdeen, Washington in 1904. She displaced 339 tons. She had a 250,000 board … Continue reading
I didn’t think I’d live to see this day. SMART train start
This vid was made by Tony Copple who lives in Ottawa and was visiting California. I think he captured the essence of our layout within a surround of the California Railway’s Skunk Train (on whose property our layout sits). See for yourself.
This is another “bit” I got off of the Space Weather site. “….. “Rainbow breathing whale” sounds like a mythical creature. On June 18th, Mila Zinkova of San Francisco saw one … for real. “Humpback whales are back in San Francisco Bay, and they are breathing out rainbows.” “This is not mythology. It’s physics. When … Continue reading
Tomorrow over 100 cars will be strutting their stuff tomorrow in the annual Fort Bragg Father’s Day car show. One of the club members (Earl Craighill) is getting up at some unearthly hour to assist with the show. I do not have an automobile to enter. If I had one of these beauties I would be … Continue reading
The moon fascinates me – it always has. I think my fascination comes from watching the moon when I was a kid in hospital. It’s only recently that I have begun to understand just how it is the same old moon and look so different. This piece from Space Weather is my latest piece of erudition: … Continue reading
This is from Space Weather: “According to folklore, tonight’s full Moon is the Strawberry Moon, named after plants that bear their delicious red fruit during the month of June. But if this is really the Strawberry Moon, why does it look so …orange? John Stetson photographed the carrot coloured orb setting over Sebago Lake, Maine, on June … Continue reading
What is a flume? A log flume is a flume specifically constructed to transport lumber and logs down mountainous terrain using flowing water. Where is Rollerville? Rollerville (sometimes called Flumeville) was just north of Point Arena. How did it get its name ……. The Garcia Mill was located up the Garcia River – it comes out … Continue reading