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Pages of History: Attempts to enter Smith R. end in defeat

From pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, September 1949.

After several unsuccessful passes, severe groundswells prevented entry of Joe Sierka’s newly purchased German-built surplus boat into the mouth of the Smith River.

Hundreds of people lined the banks of the Smith and rimmed the shoreline as a small tug maneuvered the 165-foot shell around the river’s mouth until after 4 p.m., when the boat was towed away toward Eureka to wait for the next high tide.

Sierka, owner and operator of Castle Rock Camp, plans to use the boat in connection with his tourist and sportsmen’s camp on the mouth of the Smith River.

Flyers stop off for night

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