Friday, April 25, 2014

Marble Cone Fire, 1977

Fred Nason Jr., Marcus Rudnick and Fred Nason Sr. on the Nason property in the Chews Ridge area while fighting the Marble Cone Fire in Big Sur on August 5, 1977.  The Marble-Cone Fire was a wildland fire which burned for three weeks in August, 1977 in the Big Sur high country. By the time it was extinguished, it had burned about 178,000 acres in the Santa Lucia Mountains, known as the Ventana Wilderness, making it the largest wildfire in recorded California history at that time. (Monterey County Herald)

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)