gen_465.1.gif
gen_486.1.gif
gen_466.1.gif
gen_467.1.gif
gen_468.1.gif
gen_469.1.gif
gen_470.1.gif
gen_475.1.gif
gen_474.1.gif
gen_473.1.gif
gen_472.1.gif
gen_477.1.gif
gen_532.1.gif
gen_478.1.gif
gen_479.1.gif
gen_480.1.gif
gen_481.1.gif
gen_482.1.gif
gen_531.1.gif
gen_535.1.gif

The First Excavations



 

************************************************CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE******************************************

_____________________________TWENTY REASONS FOR BEGINNING THE QUEST_________________________

   

   

The Spots Where Nothing Would Grow

There were three spots in the yard where nothing would grow...not even weeds! Under one of these spots a cement-like structure was discovered. The shape of it was an exact match to one of the shapes pictured within the rigging of the masts of the ship on the Hondius Broadside Map. Unable to locate any recorded easement related to this structure, I asked representatives from PG& E and the Marin Municipal Water District to visit the Site, take a look at the structure and determine if it was something that a Public Utility would place underground. At the completion of their respective visits, both utilities assured me that it did not belong to them and that it did not appear to be a structure that would have been put in place by any utility! I was able to identify this structure as the valve used to redirect the course of the runoff from a natural spring. The other two spots where nothing would grow related to metal smelting activities.

spot nothin grows.jpg
Image of a Spot Where Nothing Would Grow!


Shape of underground bird structure_1.JPG
Image from the Hondius Broadside Map with the Shape of the Cement Water Valve in Yellow (above) and The Partially Uncovered Cement-like Water Valve Outlined in Orange (below)