West Coast Ports.Vintage
|The working deck of the purse seiner, "Sea Rider", used in the California sardine fishery by the Dragich family of San Pedro. My Uncle Matt Dragich is on the right. Photo by Frances Dragich- late 1930's|
The Vintage Galleries include (so far) three galleries: The Coast Guard, Drawbridge and the Scrapbook.
- The Scrapbook is a collection of older maritime subjects photographed by myself back as early as the 50's and images sent by friends and visitors. If you have an old photo or postcard that you think belongs in this gallery, please email me and I may include it. Also feel free to make comments and/or corrections about this site.
- Drawbridge is a gallery of photos taken by me in the mid 60's of the railside ghostown near Alviso in the South Bay.
- The Coast Guard Gallery contains photos taken by me during my hitch in the U.S.Coast Guard from 1956 to 1960. I served as a Seaman at Humboldt Bay Lifeboat Station, and as an Electronics Technician at Point Arena Loran Station, on board the USCGC Matagorda (WAVP-373) based in Honolulu, and at the 12th District Electronic Repair Shop on Yerba Buena Island
Mess duty on Goverment Island, 1957.
All material copyright 2007 by Donald A. Martinich unless otherwise noted