Glass Beach: A Gotta-See

I just stumbled upon an article about Glass Beach at Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast. I am adding it into the 2012 Vacation Plans since we are headed that way anyway. Broken glass from trash thrown in the ocean fifty years ago has been beaten by the ocean until it’s smooth and pretty. And the beach is apparently full of this stuff, or it used to be before everyone found out about it and started coming there and taking the glass home with them.

So, now I have to research Fort Bragg and see if there’s anything else we need to see while we’re there…

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  1. Over the next several decades, what was biodegradable in the dump sites simply degraded and all the metal and other items were eventually removed and sold as scrap or used in art. There are three Glass Beach sites in Fort Bragg where trash was dumped into the ocean between 1906 and 1967.

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