Sunday, June 20, 2010

Eureka Bay

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Abandoned pulp mill, abandoned port. What is arguably he best port in California is now close to ruin. For decades Eureka embraced short-sighted development of "rust belt" industries: pulp (closed), logging (played out) nuclear power (closed--due to no less than three earthquake faults under the reactor). But the sheer beauty of Eureka Bay hasn't departed; it's here for bike riders and walkers to discover. So the meek have inherited the bay and they could hold the key to its rebirth as a high tech "clean" business center and tourist attraction.