Category Archives: Peter Kyne

Peter Kyne: Coastside Author (5) Conclusion

With the creation of his Cappy Ricks character in 1916–the founder of the Blue Star Navigation and the Ricks Lumber and Logging Companies– Moss Beach author Peter Kyne was on his way to becoming a household name. [The house Peter … Continue reading

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Peter Kyne: Coastside Author (5)

Peter Kyne of Moss Beach returned from the Spanish-American War in the late 1890s and got work in San Francisco as a bookkeeper for a waterfront shipping firm. Maybe he knew it, maybe he didn’t, but Peter Kyne was collecting … Continue reading

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Peter Kyne: Coastside Author (4)

When, as an adult, he began writing, some of the plots in Peter Kyne’s books included businessmen, the deals they cut and the maneuvering for power that went on in back rooms–all crafted with experience gained working in a Half … Continue reading

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Peter Kyne: Coastside Author (3)

[Note: I remember meeting Gretchen Drew, a friend of Peter Kyne long ago. Ms. Drew lived in San Francisco, in the Embarcadero, and had some of Kyne's personal [childhood] papers. I made a Xerox copy of a couple of items….one … Continue reading

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