A National Archives photograph from the late 1800s shows “47 men, their wives, and children (in lower right corner), posing at the base of the engineering marvel they have just constructed,” according to a photo description in “Images of America: St. George Reef Lighthouse” by Guy Towers.
It took 10 years to build, saw the death of five keepers and one construction worker and warned sailors away from the dreaded Dragon Rocks of St. George Reef for nearly a century.
Will city have to turn down tap like drier areas of state?
As California scrambles to address dwindling water sources four years into its worst drought on record, Del Norte County is notable for having continued to see damp winters, though with less rainfall than usual.
The desiccated soils and barren slopes of California have grabbed news headlines for months on end as the state is in its fourth year of a crippling drought that has forced unprecedented statewide water restrictions and billions of dollars in agricultural losses.