Tom,My Â name is Gray Gardner,I communicate with June ,Time to Time.I lived on the Coastside Â 1967 thru 1975,I was the first Occupant ofÂ # 4,on top of The El Granada Hardware in 1970,and my friend Farris Wilson ,from Missouri also Â ,lived in #3.Up to that we had Studios in Lewis Apts to theEast.Rex and Margaret Thomas were good friends of ours.My friend,Bill Ruth,Who lived in #3 & Â later #4 still sees Rex’s Daughter in Chico.June,Bill was building the Sail Boat off the back of the Hardware Store,when you moved to El Granada
Tom,Dean & Dean,who built the Housing Development on the north side of El Granada,also built the Shore Bird,probably in 1972 orÂ early 1973.I’m thinking that Westinghouse bought the HousingÂ development and the Â “Birdâ€ in 1974.I remember,because ,Westinghouse was Firing the entire staff shortly after that ,andÂ we had aâ€Humungousâ€ ” Meal-all theÂ “Locals showed up the last night,and the Staff kept bringing freeÂ plates of Crab LegsÂ and Pitchers of Wine all night.We paid a small bill;and left a huge tip.
I’ll get in touch with
Farris,in Â Hawaii,and see if he has any photos of the Shore Bird he can E- mail to you.
Email Gray: ggtaylorvertex.com