I grew up in Rio Dell. Our house was near the Eel and I grew up with a great view of the river and bluffs. The town always had a bad reputation, but I often thought it was the prettiest place around.
According to the City of Eureka website, the Ryan and Duff Mill was the first successful lumber mill in Eureka and was powered by a beached steamboat.
Arcata is home to many avid cyclists-and apparently this has been true for a while now…
Per my standard recommendation, keep clicking on the photo to enlarge (those are some great buildings in the background).
And the Mermaid Inn, which is what that banner on the upper right is all about…
So yesterday someone I was talking to kinda dissed (said less than pleasant things about) some of Google’s applications, but you gotta admit Google Earth‘s “street view”, which provided the photo below, can be very cool !
Because we’ve had some fun focusing on landmarks that have disappeared, such as the Stump House on South Broadway in Eureka, I thought I would post the photo of another long-gone structure.
I know there’s got to be info about the Yacht Club in at least one of my books on Humboldt history, but, of course, I can’t find anything now. And an internet search also gives me nothing…
Because today is my birthday, I am chosing not to focus on the other events that happened on the Island, but please know they have not been forgotten. And never should be.