Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Houda Beach

The Houda Hump. As the North Coast was “discovered” in the late 1800s, ships found few hospitable harbors. There were no roads through the rugged inland terrain, so everything came and went by sea. Off-loading supplies for the growing Luffenholtz settlement, which thrived from the 1890s until it burned in 1909, required ships to anchor in the heavy seas on a windward shore, transferring cargo by cables strung from masts to Camel rock to Houda beach to the bluff above. Some heavy iron anchor rings remain embedded in rocks on Houda Beach.

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