Twice as Many Wharves: A Lecture by Local Historian Jerry Rohde

Many people know that the Arcata and Mad River Railroad ran a train on the wharf that was located in what is now the Arcata Marsh. But how many of you know that there was a second train and a second wharf? If this is news to you, tune in to Jerry’s talk sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh, which will be recorded and posted online for future viewing. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Jerry will acquaint you with the “Shingle” Wharf that ignited in 1900 with four million shingles (and a train) on top of it. His presentation also will explain why there was never a “McDaniels” Slough and how the bay dredge “Jupiter” was resuscitated from the Arcata Bay mud and went on to build the dikes along the shore. Jerry Rohde has researched Humboldt County history for 30 years. He lectures frequently and will soon have a history of eastern Arcata Bay published by the Humboldt State University Press. How to access the Zoom presentation: Topic: Jerry Rohde's Lecture for Friends of the Arcata Marsh Time: Oct 16, 2020 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Meeting ID: 820 6592 9765 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82065929765 No password is required.