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Pages of History: July 1959

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, July 1959.

Board urges no action on the Klamath Dam

At the suggestion of E. Larson Myers of Klamath, the Board of Supervisors Monday wired to an executive meeting of the Fish and Game Commission in San Diego not to take any action on an application by the California-Oregon Power Com­pany to build a dam on the Klamath River until a public hearing has been held somewhere in Northern California.

Myers said his attention had been called to the matter by Charley Bohrmann, chairman of the engineering committee of the Associated Sportsmen of California.

 In his letter to Myers, Bohrmann said the sportsmen oppose the dam, which under the plan would be constructed at Iron Gate, unless COPCO is required to provide, operate and maintain fishery relocation facilities below the dam, as is now being done on federal projects.

The Association Sportsmen have also asked the Federal Power Commission not to grant any additional power plant licenses to COPCO in California unless the fishery spawning grounds are protected. 

Three Bees sInks


The shrimp boat “Three Bees” sank in Crescent Harbor on Monday morning, July 6, while the owner and his crew watched helplessly from the docks. Harbormaster Darrell Richcreek said damages to the sleek vessel may run in excess of $5,000.

The boat is owned by Arleon Parsons. It sank at low tide, about 2:40 a.m. A seacock, only partially closed and unnoticed apparently caused the sinking. The “Three Bees” was working for the West Coast Crab Company and was to have set out again on Monday.

“Top Dog” at the dock

The undisputed “top dog” at Citizen’s Dock in Crescent City is a busy little sea-going black and white dog named “Pinky.”

Pinky is the mascot for the men assigned to the Coast Guard patrol boat stationed at the dock. He is also inspector of pilings and everybody’s pal on the docks. A familiar sight is the sturdy little dog busily making his rounds of the dock’s facilities, the fishermen and longshoremen, making sure that all is right in his domain.

Pinky came aboard the patrol boat last January in San Francisco. It is questionable whether the crew adopted him or he adopted the crew. At any rate, Pinky is a regular hand at the dock. He’s also chief aboard the boat, a privileged hand at that, for his name never appears on the roster.

During his daily tours Pinky’s attitude suggests that only through his graciousness does he allow all those humans to use “his dock.” And it’s partly true, for if anybody is the boss of Citizen’s Dock, it is a little black and white dog called Pinky.

Youth center has been named “Beach House”

“Beach House” has been selected as the name for the new youth center now being rehabilitated by ambitious youngsters here. The group, working under the supervision and guidance of Tom Cole, has accomplished miracles with the old IOOF Hall in the past several days and plans on opening its doors within the next couple of weeks.

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