Breakwater Chains, Crescent City

Crescent City Breakwater Chains

Crescent City is one of my favorite towns in Northern California. It’s really close to Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP, which in my mind, is one of the most beautiful parks we have in the state. It has a quiet, sleepy atmosphere. And it’s got great weather.

Crescent City also has a really cool breakwater that is made of tetrapods that deflect the waves and current from damaging the harbor. They are held in place with large chains and cables that are anchored at the top of the jetty.

Looking down the jetty, you can see all of the chains lined up across the  curb of the jetty. Inside the chains there seems to be some kind of electrical cable, but I have never been able to find out what it was or if it did anything.


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