From the pages of the Crescent City American, June 1928.
With the arrival here on Tuesday of Lt. Herman Odessey and Lt. A.C. Thorson and their party, in charge of typographic and geodetic survey work with the U.S. Navy, work of charting and sounding the coastal waters of the Crescent City Harbor will be started at once.
As soon as preliminary preparations, now being made at Eureka, have been completed, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer, Discoverer, Lt. Commander F.G. Engle commanding, will make a complete survey of the California and Oregon coast from a point abreast of Cape Sebastian to the point southward of Hunter’s Point, so that upon the completion of the project now under way, there will be no gap of unsurveyed area along this portion of the coast.
The last complete survey dates back to about 1870–1875 and since then work has been confined to small areas requiring special surveys.
New light plant
Another proof of the continued growth of Crescent City is found in the fact that the electric light plant operated by Hobbs, Wall and Company, which has supplied the light and power for this city for many years, has proven inadequate and must be replaced.
Plans have been drawn, the site selected, orders placed for new equipment and the construction of the new building will commence at once. Already the company has had a spur track built to the rear of the mill to handle the material and the machinery as soon as it is unloaded from the boats.