Thursday, March 10, 2016

Smugglers Cove

Sharon and I hiked pass this historical marker on our last day at Sea Ranch.

Smugglers Cove
Marker 18-21

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This site is located near the end of Mariners Drive, Sea Ranch, California. The Sea Ranch Archives Committee has identified twenty-six historic sites scattered about The Sea Ranch; this marker is not on this list. They have constructed trail markers with information explaining the significance of each place. They were placed as part of The Sea Ranch 50th anniversary being celebrated from Memorial Day 2014 to Memorial Day 2015. The GPS coordinates for this location are 38° 42' 13.1" N 123° 26' 48.3" W.

Smugglers Cove - Sea Ranch

From 1920 until 1933, the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors was prohibited in the United States.  The law, however, didn't stop people from drinking thus creating a new, illegal industry: smuggling.  One method smugglers used was to ferry liquor ashore from ships anchored at sea. Remote areas, such as our stretch of the coast, were idea for this purpose.

Smugglers Cove - Sea Ranch

1 comment:

  1. This is one of our great secrets! It's a favorite fishing spot. With its staircase there's easy access into the water for divers. Families love its beach for small children on calm days.