Wednesday, October 4, 2023
— Photos by Ralph Sanders
When I was a kid (late 60’s early 70’s), on low tides like that, we would fish for flounder and sole in the deep hole under the ferry dock when the boats were making their crossings. The ferry propellers would keep the hole scoured out.
Always a productive “fishin’ hole”.
Thanks for the memory.
There was a walkway out to a ramp down to a small floating dock underneath where the overhead walkway is built now. The floating dock was used for the the occasional transient small boat to dock for access to the lower part of town for coffee, food, fish bait, for other “necessities.” Us early teenage kids used the little dock for fishing at times and for swimming. On hot summer days we would dive into the prop wash as the ferries pulled in and get swirled around like scenes from Sea Hunt T.V. show. This would be considered way too dangerous an activity now days. All this was happening just before the boat harbor was built and there were at least five boathouse storage, rental and launch facilities from the dog park area to just beyond Meadowdale.
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