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Pages of History: Dutton plans a new dock

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate of June 1949.

Dutton Lumber Com­pany’s unexpected move to change the location of its proposed dock at a City Council meeting revealed a plan for Del Norte harbor that will mean development for the next 15 years.

Herbert Buckley, executive vice president from Pough­keeppsie, N.Y., and T.W, Tweedie, vice-president of west coast operations from Portland, presented their application to the council for a lease of city property 120 feet in width and 2,500 feet long extending into the ocean from B Street, midway between the existing breakwater and Paul’s dock, explaining this move will enable deep water shipping not feasible in the inner harbor area.

This dock will reach a depth of 18 feet, which will enable barge loading of lumber from the dock for shipment to Humboldt Bay, to be transferred to deep sea vessels for the five eastern terminals of the Dutton Lumber Company.

The new dock plan eliminated the fishboat marina, as Dutton’s realized the fishing industry should be located in the more secluded inner harbor, and also the Shell Oil company’s bulk oil delivery pipeline, which will be installed as a separate unit within the inner harbor to allow barge delivery without a main dock.

Some fancy bowling

C. R. Lincoln, barber at Allen’s barber shop, did some mighty fancy bowling Sunday evening, tacking up a 213 average for 12 consecutive games.

He made the following scores during his big evening: 173, 223, 211, 200, 182, and 191. In case league bowlers are wondering, Lincoln is a member of the Surplus Mart team, and was one of the leading bowlers in the Grass Valley Circuit.

The mighty Sehorn barely broke 100 and Irma “Turkey” Shearer was renamed “The Buzzard” when Shirley’s House of Beauty of the women’s league Tuesday night bowled low to the victorious Triplicate team, losing three games. The teachers, bowling under the Triplicate banner, avenged an earlier defeat at the hands of Shirley’s, which formerly boasted of but now disavows all connection with several of The Triplicate editorial members.

Rodeo in Grants Pass

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Posse will sponsor a world championship rodeo in the Grants Pass fairgrounds, including a parade.

Along with the usual rodeo fare, featuring Christensen Bros. stock, a fairgrounds dance will be held with a 30-minute square dance contest. A cordial invitation is extended by the posse for all Northern California residents to attend the two-day rodeo.

Terwer Valley tidbits

Gene Custledge, of PG&E. Company in Petalu­ma, who has a summer cabin at Blue Creek on Friendly Hill, spent about a week there returning to his home Wednesday.

Dean Kelsey, of Downey, who with Mrs. Kelsey is already at Blue Creek for the summer months, made the trip down in his motorboat with Custledge and also Amos Young, who came to Klamath to do some shopping.


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