Caspar Log Pond
Route 1 between Fort Bragg and Mendocino at Caspar used to go over a trestle past the mill at sea level. This trestle was the place to watch one of the best shows around - the log chute in the Caspar Lumber Company’s log pond. The photo below is taken from the top of the cliff on the north side of Caspar Bay where the logs were brought in from the woods by train. In the photo you can see a log which has been unloaded hitting the water in the log pond having descended the chute.
Trains brought the logs from the woods to the top of the north cliff of Caspar Creek. Daisy, one of Caspar Lumber Company’s locos in this photo is rounding Hare Creek (where Route 20 meets Highway 1 about where the Hare Creek nursery is now) carrying a load consisting of a single tree.