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Pebble Beach in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rocks and fog spell disaster

 
 
Rocks and fog spell disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2007
1. Rocks and fog spell disaster Marker
Inscription. Dense fog, dark night, jagged rocks and bounding surf have always made navigating these waters difficult. On a foggy night in 1896, the iron-hulled St. Paul slammed in the submerged rocks. The crew and livestock cargo were rescued immediately. After three months on the rocks, the St. Paul sank.

Ten years later the Celia, streaming from Santa Cruz to Monterey, became lost in the fog and hit these rocks. Her crew and passengers escaped, but the cargo of lumber spilled into the sea. Today, accurate nautical charts and electronic navigation equipment help captains avoid disaster. (Inscription under the image in the upper left) Fog blankets the coastline, especially during summer. (Inscription under the image in the center) St. Paul shipwreck, 1896. (Inscription under the image in the upper right) Celia shipwreck, 1906. (Inscription under the image in the lower right) Radar, one of today’s technologies helps prevent shipwrecks.
 
Location. 36° 35.494′ N, 121° 57.859′ W. Marker is in Pebble Beach, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Bird Rock Road near 17 Mile Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Bird Rock Vista Point. Marker is in this post office area: Pebble Beach CA 93953, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Seal and birds on the rocks image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2007
2. Seal and birds on the rocks
8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cypress Point Lookout (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lone Cypress (approx. 1½ miles away); Sam Morse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Balance Lost and Found Again (approx. 2.4 miles away); Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds (approx. 2.4 miles away); Frank L. Buck House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gosby House Inn (approx. 3.3 miles away); Chautauqua Hall (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pebble Beach.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Seals on the rocks image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2007
3. Seals on the rocks
Seal on the rocks image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2007
4. Seal on the rocks
Seal on the rocks image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2007
5. Seal on the rocks
Please respect the harbor seals marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2007
6. Please respect the harbor seals marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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