Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Boy at Bay, 1960


Derf said...


I think this is one of the best boat photos we have see to date. Were it not for the dock house in the background I would not believe it was Saltaire. It looks like there is only ONE dock? Not yet the enclosed basin of the present.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you can actually see the West dock under construction. Originally the West dock had no turn to the Northeast. I think that occurred back in 1966 or 1967. I remember climbing in the middle before the top boards were in place, pile sand on the ledge and then float empty soda cans close to bulkheading. The object was to get sand in the hole and then the cans were to sink. Oh well, such much for the environment. The aluminum can of today was for not the can structure of then, pop tops or church keys were used to open cans.

Anonymous said...

News Flash..................there was only the main dock prior to the construction of the west, or as it has been referred to as the little dock(circa 1960).

Anonymous said...

Those cans: were any of them for the drink "Chocolate Pig?"