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Half Moon Bay (CA) (Images of America)

First dubbed San Benito after which "Spanishtown," part Moon Bay is a coastside city with a protracted and fascinating tale. Many understand it for its beautiful ordinary atmosphere, old fashioned downtown structure, and cozy surroundings, yet no longer many of us be aware of that this city used to be the 1st to be proven in San Mateo County due to 1840s land delivers to early Spanish settlers. remoted at the coast for a time, it grew to become domestic to Mexican, Chilean, Italian, Portuguese, and different cultures after the 1850s, while roads ultimately reached over the mountains. throughout the twentieth century, a wide selection of companies thrived the following, as humans arrived by means of highway, water, or even railroad. Farms, church buildings, faculties, companies, and houses sprang up, and the city modernized, notwithstanding trendy part Moon Bay appears to be like very similar to it did a hundred years in the past.

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Mary Martin, schooner, stranded at part Moon Bay in 1863. Alert, schooner, stranded at part Moon Bay November 28, 1868. William Taber, steamship, hit the rocks in 1871. San Ramon, steamship, ran ashore February 1, 1875. Rydal corridor, crusing send, sporting coal, wrecked on Pillar aspect October 17, 1876. Oceania, lumber schooner, sank off Pillar aspect November 1896. manhattan, crusing send, beached in a gale March thirteen, 1898. Leelanaw, steamship, ran onto reef September 23, 1899. Californian, diesel send, foundered off part Moon Bay January 10, 1932. Virginia, diesel send, burned off part Moon Bay October 14, 1932. YP 636, U. S. army application craft, went at the rocks in a fog September 12, 1946, wearing frozen tuna accrued at an atomic bomb try web site to be analyzed. The schooner urban of latest York used to be inbound from Hong Kong to San Francisco with a shipment of rice, tea, black pepper, jute, tapioca, and pineapples while it ran aground at part Moon Bay seashore in heavy fog on March thirteen, 1898. The motion of the surf triggered the sand to all yet swallow the spoil in just 3 days. Salvagers who received the smash for $5,000 operated quick and have been capable of shop shipment worthy $25,000. (Courtesy of the San Benito inn assortment. ) In 1875, element Montara sounded its steam whistle to sign heavy fog. In 1900, an oil lantern and Fresnel lens was once extra. despite the navigational aids, wrecks persisted to happen within the sector: Ada could (a. okay. a. Ida May), two-masted schooner ran onto the rocks October 27, 1880. Alice greenback, crusing send, wearing “railroad iron,” ran ashore September 26, 1881. 11 died. Argonaut, 105-foot schooner, ran aground November four, 1890. Roma wrecked close to element Montara 1908. Grays Harbor wrecked close to element Montara 1922. Jugo Slavia, motorship, foundered 1928. This 1916 highway map indicates the nation roads resulting in part Moon Bay. Devil’s Slide, a part of San Pedro Mountain, used to be bypassed (see map) due to non-stop slipping of the volatile mountain on the ocean’s aspect. The street got here to the coast in the back of present-day Montara, thereby fending off Devil’s Slide. in spite of the fact that, the railroad tracks should be noticeable hugging the coast. those maps have been produced by means of Fireman’s Fund. They rated the roads as very good, and famous they have been paved and had garages and fuel in any respect important issues. at the present time, road 1 follows the previous coastal railroad course and gives the most fantastic perspectives of the sea a ways lower than. A arguable tunnel is now within the works to circumvent Devil’s Slide. Montara. From this aspect a monument, erected instantaneous from which the Bay of San Francisco used to be came across in 1 769 through Don Gaspar de Portola, is evidently obvious. the line now leads in the direction of the sea and Montara seashore. Farallone is reached at 20 . four ; Moss seashore at 21 . five ; Marine View at 21 . eight. Princeton seashore at the correct. This s specific seashore is attention-grabbing due to a normal break-water or reef extending a few miles south. due to this reef there's no undertow in this seashore. Granada and Ocean Shore station at the left. immediately forward for part Moon Bay.

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