How long have “our” coastal redwoods existed? Well, a search for diamonds in Canada’s far north turned up a rare fossil — a chunk of a redwood sealed in volcanic rock more than 50 million years ago. A search for diamonds in Canada’s far north turned up a rare fossil — a chunk of a redwood sealed … Continue reading
Russian Gulch State Park today is a popular place for events, weddings, camping and such. In 1867 L.E. Ballister & Co. had a mill there. From 1878 to 1888 Prince Grey had a shingle mill there which which was taken over by Eugene Brown in 1888. From 1918 to some time in the 1920’s Gray and … Continue reading
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