Sunday, December 14, 2014

Trinidad Prepares For 100 Year Anniversary Of 200 Foot Wave

The City of Trinidad is getting ready for a celebration of sorts. We always worry these days about a Tsunami from an earthquake doing serious damage but consider the story from the light house keeper which is archived at the Bureau of Land Management site. You might gain a new respect for the largest ocean on the planet.

Here is an excerpt from:-- Leisyka Parrott, Interpretive Specialist, BLM Arcata Field Office, California (December 2014)
Keeper Harrington's account of the notorious wave:

"The storm commenced on December 28, 1914, blowing a gale that night. The gale continued for a whole week and was accompanied by a very heavy sea from the southwest.  On the 30th and 31st, the sea increased and at 3 p.m. on the 31st seemed to have reached its height, when it washed a number of times over (93-foot-high) Pilot Rock, a half mile south of the head. At 4:40 p.m., I was in the tower and had just set the lens in operation and turned to wipe the lantern room windows when ...

100 Year Anniversary of the Giant 200-Foot Wave

Join BLM and our partners in a celebration of the much talked about giant wave that hit Pilot Rock and Trinidad Head in a massive storm that blew gale winds over northern California for over 2 weeks in December 1914 and January 1915.
Meet at Trinidad Head Saturday, Jan. 10, from 2:00-5:00 pm to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 200 foot wave that shook the Trinidad Head Lighthouse.  For more information, please contact BLM's Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2313. (Event will be cancelled if hazardous weather conditions are predicted.)

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