5/3/19

1890 Shipping Marker at Opunake Beach

You have to drive by this marker to get to the beach below, and each time, I marvel at its simplicity.  I would love to have seen this marker being used. 





10 comments:

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Certainly is simple but probably worked well in those days

diane b said...

An interesting find.

italiafinlandia said...

Very interesting.

Tom said...

...it's amazing how simple things got the job done.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Church steeples often served the same purpose here. The old Greyfriars Monastery in Kings Lynn was demolished during the reign of Henry VIII but the tower, which was a marker for shipping, remains to this day.

kiwikid said...

Don't you love how the simple things worked really well!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Very cool! Just takes two points to make a line, so I guess that would give them their "approach lane". Now days we would probably have some fancy app on our smartphone!

Aimz said...

wow maritime stuff sure has come a long way since then.

Pudding et Biscotte said...

Simple, efficient and timeless!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful views of the beach and water. The Shipping marker is cool. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!