A little while ago we received photos of a piece of hull uncovered on a local beach. The timbered section still wore much of its paintwork, but no other identifiable markings were visible. Local sailor and part-time treasure hunter Chris Herrmann found the partially exposed remnant along with other pieces of timber on Muir Beach.
“I wasn’t thinking this piece of what appears to be a Monterey fishing boat was uncovered on the beach after being there for a long time previously,” Chris said, “because there are other planks and pieces strewn elsewhere on the beach.”
Chris discovered the boat on a Tuesday, and on Wednesday came back with a shovel.
“It also does not have signs that it has been floating at sea for a long period of time — no marine growth, barnacles or even slime. The varnished gunwale is also in decent shape like the boat recently met her demise, but poking around the internet, I cannot locate any recent news of such an event.”
When not engaged in treasure hunting, Chris sails and races his Folkboat, Thea, on the Bay.
Do you have any clues as to the origins of Chris’s beach find?