Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lockheed Scuba Knights in Pebble Beach, 1958

Members of the Lockheed Scuba Knights of Sunnyvale motor out to Stillwater Cove who along with 70 other members were in Pebble Beach for a kelp cutting project on March 24, 1958.  (Monterey Herald Archives)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Moss Landing Harbor, 1955

Aerial of the Moss Landing Harbor crica 1955.  Note the three Texaco oil tanks at right.  Moss Landing is located on the shore of Monterey Bay, at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough, and at the head of the Monterey Canyon. It is home to the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, a multi-campus research facility of the California State University; and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, sister organization to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Moss Landing's most notable landmark is the Moss Landing Power Plant. The natural gas plant, located at the intersection of State Route 1 and Dolan Road is visible from Santa Cruz to the north and Monterey to the south on clear days. (Monterey Herald archives)

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Del Monte Express in Monterey, 1955

The Del Monte Express in Monterey circa 1955.  The Del Monte was a passenger train run by the Southern Pacific Railroad.  The train was formed in 1889 as the Del Monte Express. It began service to Pacific Grove in 1890. It ran until April 30, 1971, the day before Amtrak took over intercity passenger train service.  The route of the train was from San Francisco to Pacific Grove  (Monterey County Herald Archives)