Wreck at Russian Gulch near Mendocino

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 Johnson Lumber & Shingle Mill operated at Russian Gulch. The only way to get the shingles to market was by sea. Russian Gulch, like all doghole ports, was a very dangerous place in bad weather. I don’t know which schooner is in the pic below – the note with picture merely says the wreck was at Russian Gulch.

Wreck at Russian Gulch just North of Mendocino

Wreck at Russian Gulch just North of Mendocino