Category Archives: Princeton-by-the-Sea

…1946 Tidal Wave at Princeton….

Thank you John Vonderlin for sending this…(email John: benloudman@sbcglobal.net) From “United States Tsunamis” 1946, April 1, 12:29. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands generated a 30-m tsunami on Unimak Island that destroyed Scotch Cap Lighthouse. In California the … Continue reading

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1946: April Fool’s Tidal Wave: Coast Keeps Midnight Watch on High Tide

Tuesday, April 2, 1946 From the San Mateo Times: “Princeton. April 2–Coastside residents today were taking the cycle of total waves in stride. Consensus of opinion was that there was nothing they could do about it, individually or collectively. After … Continue reading

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1945: New Fish Cannery At Princeton

1945: From the Half Moon Bay Review “Plans for a new fish cannery at Princeton-by-the-Sea, to be built by Princeton Packers a firm of which A.M. Patrick of Berkeley is general manager, were disclosed Friday following the first hearing before … Continue reading

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The Princeton-by-the-Sea….In My Mind…

  For many Coastsiders— Princeton-by-the-Sea— lives on in a special cove in the mind—a space carefully protected from invasions of the ordinary. In today’s world where new American cities and towns are designed in advance, all identical, with no surprises, … Continue reading

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Reef Fisherman

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1957: Honorary ‘Mayor’ of Princeton Dies

From the “Half Moon Bay Review,” 1957 “Mrs. Katherine F. Middleton, 96, prominent Coastside resident for nearly 40 years, died Sunday at her home in Princeton-by-the-Sea. “Although she never held any official municipal posts, she was known throughout the county … Continue reading

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1960s Review Article: Lots of Divers On the Coastside (2)

“Other exotic hazards of skin-diving, the sport which has drawn an estimated million participants in the last decade were also on the agenda. “Swimming at 100 feet, a diver may feel the first gentle tug that could carry him to … Continue reading

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1960s Review Article: Lots of Divers On the Coastside (1)

From the “Half Moon Bay Review,” 1960s. “A steady increase in skin-diving activity on the San Mateo County coastside has been shown in a survey of the sport by the Review. “Among the popular spots for the skin-divers are the … Continue reading

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Colorful “Crabbait”

(photo courtesy Jerry Koontz)

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Pillar Point 1978

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