Archive for March, 2012

21st March
2012
written by Richard

Opening day, June 7, 1890.

One of the great needs of San Diego for some time past has been a system of cable street railroads. This improved method of covering long distances in cities has become very popular in all of the metropolises of the country, and it has been one great improvement in which San Diego was deficient.
–San Diego Union, June 9, 1889

The story of San Diego’s Cable Cars.

14th March
2012
written by Richard

The abandoned Narwhal on the mudflats off National City. Courtesy San Diego Maritime Museum.

A ship without a country,

A mast without a sail.

Then someone swiped the galley range,

And that’s the Narwhal’s tale!

The story of a famed American whaleship that ended it’s days on a beach in San Diego: The Narwhal.