Category Archives: Charlie Nye

A Coastside Fairy Tale: Memories of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

A Coastside Fairy Tale The other day I stumbled across a “storybook” I had forgotten about. The cover said: Memories of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach Written by a friend* of the Wienkes. When I was a little girl, … Continue reading

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Day dreaming through Moss Beach

This morning, early, I drove to Moss Beach, to the west side near the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. I wanted to see if Charlie Nye’s “Reefs II” was still there, at Nevada & Beach Streets; I heard that the historic building … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Newsletter Features Story About Charlie Nye

pix that I took of “The Reef’s” Charlie Nye, a pix of me in front of Nye’s Reefs and lots more. Please check it out! http://www.fitzgeraldreserve.org/FitzNews_3-07w.pdf

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Charlie Nye, Jr.: RIP —Father was a Moss Beach Pioneer/Known For Legendary Clam Chowder

Charlie Nye: We loved you dearly for being exactly who you were…terribly eccentric and a genial host.. who always made the unexpected guests who knocked on his door (often out of sheer curiosity) feel welcome at “The Reefs.” Jenna Kinghorn, … Continue reading

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Charlie Nye & The Reefs: Part III

Me at Charlie Nye’s Reefs II. Photo Suzanne Meek In 1980 I interviewed Charlie Nye, whose father, also called Charlie Nye, had owned a wonderful restaurant called The Reefs in Moss Beach. It was unique, a foundation-less building with piers … Continue reading

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Charlie Nye & The Reefs: Part II

The Reefs at Moss Beach Charlie Nye’s father, also called Charlie Nye, saw opportunity when his neighbors gave up after the Ocean Shore Railroad showed signs of faltering. The 1906 earthquake, with its epicenter at nearby Mussel Rock, struck a … Continue reading

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Charlie Nye & The Reefs: Part I

There was a time when you’d mosey on over to the foggy Coastside and head north to Moss Beach and walk around the tidepools of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve–and if you were the curious type you’d find a very unusual … Continue reading

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