Hammer Island in the 1920's looking west towards Altamont Pass. Those aren't catfish, not sure what they are, Shad? More in 1920's era. Woman with the fish is Hans Hammer's first wife, I don't know her name. Maybe she's with her parents? In the distance is the houseboat that was eventually added on to the Hans Hammer cabin as the kitchen. At Hammer cabin, Hans Hammer and wife in the late 1920's, Early 1930's. The cabin exists today in original condition more or less. Jumping up to 1945. Hans Hammer cabin. l to r: Hans Hammer, Helen Middleton, Bill Middleton Jr., (of Middleton Island), Bill Middleton Sr., JoAnne Frudden (Middleton), Joan Wilson. Cabin was called "The Wooden Shoe" (above front windows).
Water Hyacinth Update 3/26/17
Last week the dense water hyacinth blockage was finally broken up by the guys at the Tracy Fish Facility, thank you!
The rains brought floods that carried all sorts of trash, trees and some docks along with the dead water hyacinth. A tree lodged itself between our dock and the levee dock resulting in a dam of dense rotting vegetable matter and trash, Yumm!
All clear now. One benefit to the pumping is that the trash clears out really quick.
Also, tides continue to be very high. Low tide lately is same as a normal high tide!