Category Archives: Pillar Point Harbor

Joanne & The Ketch

(Image courtesy Jerry Koontz) I was thinking about the Ketch Joanne today–the no frills, honest homecooking restaurant that has been a friendly place to dine– at Pillar Point Harbor for several decades. I’ve always admired Joanne Franklin, the strong woman, … Continue reading

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Meet the "Brother Buzz"…See it At Pillar Point Harbor

¬†Photos:At left, the “Brother Buzz,” and at right, a motor launch believed to have been the “Buzz” before it was retrofitted. Both photos courtesy Fran Young.   June, You may recall a decade or so ago we also found a … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

Photo: Explosion aboard the “San Juan” in 1929 took the lives of many. The “San Juan”was a “commuter” ship that offered passengers good value as it sailed between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Courtesy San Mateo County History Museum. Summer … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

MORE FROM FRAN “BROTHER BUZZ’ YOUNG Posted reply [from Robert to Fran Young]”I’ll look for a pic of vessel. Location corresponds with ‘San Juan’, iron passenger vessel lost 1929. I’d like to get your gps#’s at your slip in HMB … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

June, Here’s some of the correspondence to this point, I came across the wreck site on Thursday 8/2 while making my way to a spot we fishermen call “601” it is aptly named because it is the only spot on … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

Photo: San Juan (1929) [June, An investigation is underway, seems as though I might have come across the wreck of the SanJuan on my way tuna fishing last Thursday 8/02/07, I’ll let you know more when I hear, NOAA may … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

June, An investigation is underway, seems as though I might have come across the wreck of the SanJuan on my way tuna fishing last Thursday 8/02/07, I’ll let you know more when I hear, NOAA may check the area out … Continue reading

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Pillar Point, top, 1986-87, bottom, 1978 Photos courtesy UCSC Map Room

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Remember the Launching of the Deacon?

{That’s Frank Sylvestri and his pet bird at the launching of the “Deacon” at Princeton. Or is it Frank? And what of the “Deacon”?)

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"The Emerald of Half Moon Bay" By Bill Claudino

Restoring the “Irene”: Emerald of the Bay by Bill Claudino Have you seen “the restoration project” at the pier in Princeton? The old fishing boat, the “Irene” is being restored. When I was a boy, this was the “Emerald of … Continue reading

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