Rocks and fog spell disaster

Rocks and fog spell disaster (HM1QUM)

Location: Del Monte Forest, CA 93953 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 35.494', W 121° 57.859'

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Dense fog, dark night, jagged rocks and bounding surf have always made navigating these waters difficult. On a foggy night in 1896, the iron-hulled St. Paul slammed in the submerged rocks. The crew and livestock cargo were rescued immediately. After three months on the rocks, the St. Paul sank.

Ten years later the Celia, streaming from Santa Cruz to Monterey, became lost in the fog and hit these rocks. Her crew and passengers escaped, but the cargo of lumber spilled into the sea. Today, accurate nautical charts and electronic navigation equipment help captains avoid disaster.
(Inscription under the image in the upper left) Fog blankets the coastline, especially during summer.
(Inscription under the image in the center) St. Paul shipwreck, 1896.
(Inscription under the image in the upper right) Celia shipwreck, 1906.
(Inscription under the image in the lower right) Radar, one of today's technologies helps prevent shipwrecks.
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Date Added Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 592643 N 4050064
Decimal Degrees36.59156667, -121.96431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.494', W 121° 57.859'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 29.64" N, 121° 57' 51.54" W
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Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3180 Bird Rock Rd, Del Monte Forest CA 93953, US
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