With the changing of ownership of a major portion of
the harbor properties in Noyo basin, I was employed to
make some improvements. One of these improvements was the
re-enforcement of a failing seawall. The wall was to be a
twelve inch thick concrete barrier, fifty feet long. We
could only work on low tide, because the hole would fill
up with water. I was fascinated with the image of all
that two-by-four bracing.
Other projects in the
harbor have been:
1. Two additional
seawalls of over one hundred feet long, constructed out
of salvaged four-by-six redwood beams stacked and spiked
against pilings. First we sank pilings with a crane, then
we removed enough dirt to work below the tide line and be
able to stack the timbers and nail with ten-inch spikes.
Finally, we back filled and compacted the dirt we
2. Numerous dock
repairs consisting of replacing girders and
four-by-twelve deck boards over the water.
3. Piling repairs
under the Wharf Restaurant.
Piling repair, deck
replacement and new concrete on dock under the present
Tommy's Marine store.