Tom,My name is Gray Gardner,I communicate with June ,Time to Time.I lived on the Coastside 1967 thru 1975,I was the first Occupant of # 4,on top of The El Granada Hardware in 1970,and my friend Farris Wilson ,from Missouri also ,lived in #3.Up to that we had Studios in Lewis Apts to theEast.Rex and Margaret Thomas were good friends of ours.My friend,Bill Ruth,Who lived in #3 & later #4 still sees Rex’s Daughter in Chico.June,Bill was building the Sail Boat off the back of the Hardware Store,when you moved to El Granada
Tom,Dean & Dean,who built the Housing Development on the north side of El Granada,also built the Shore Bird,probably in 1972 or early 1973.I’m thinking that Westinghouse bought the Housing development and the “Bird” in 1974.I remember,because ,Westinghouse was Firing the entire staff shortly after that ,and we had a”Humungous” “ Meal-all the “Locals showed up the last night,and the Staff kept bringing free plates of Crab Legs and Pitchers of Wine all night.We paid a small bill;and left a huge tip.
I’ll get in touch with
Farris,in Hawaii,and see if he has any photos of the Shore Bird he can E- mail to you.
Email Gray: ggtaylorvertex.com