Lone Pine in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Cartago Boat Landing
In the 1870’s bullion bars from Cerro Gordo mines were hauled across Owens Lake on the steamer “Bessie Brady” to Cartago Boat Landing. Remi Nadeau’s 14 mule teams hauled the bullion to Los Angeles, returning with freight.
Erected 1978 by Slim Princess Chapter 395, E. Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 18.993′ N, 118° 1.618′ W. Marker is in Lone Pine, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on U.S. 395 2.7 miles north of California Route 190, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in a pull-off on the east side of highway 395 and mounted on a white rock. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Pine CA 93545, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns" (approx. 7 miles away); Keeler (approx. 14.6 miles away); Cerro Gordo (approx. 14.8 miles away); Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program (approx. 15.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is a nicely machined metal placard in excellent condition.
Also see . . .
1. Death Valley Ghost Towns in California.
Not a complete ghost town, Cartago, located on the west side of Owens Lake about three miles northwest of Olancha, still supports about 100 people. Formerly called Carthage, Daniersburg, and Lakeville, the first post office opened in 1918. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Cartago is located on the west side of Owens Lake 3 miles north of Olancha, at an elevation of 3629 feet. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The Lost Silver on a Ghost Lake.
In December, 1871, Nadeau's freighting contract expired, and Belshaw declined to renew. Instead he signed up James Brady, the Owens Lake Co. superintendent! Brady teamed with D. H. Ferguson to build a steamship to haul the bullion from Cerro Gordo landing across Owens Lake to Cartago. This would cut several travel days, and eliminate some horrible stretches of road. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2015, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2015, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.