We rescued our first dead balloon of the season.
And took a few pictures of the old pilings exposed by the ebb tide. These are the ruins marked on the chart below, stretching in front a long stream of condos, and easily visible from the landing at Stockton Springs.
As we paddled along, looking for just the right angle for a photo, I wondered, "What were these pilings, and why are there so many?"
Luckily, we live in an age where all questions can be answered. A search of Wikipedia provided this picture of the facilities when a long pier used to host schooners waiting to be filled with potatoes shipped by rail to the harbor.
|Stockton Harbor 1906|