Tinkers Cove, Santa Cruz Island

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Tinker's Cove, Santa Cruz Island
Photo by Edson Smith
Tinker's Cove, Santa Cruz Island
Tinker's Cove, Santa Cruz Island

Tinkers Cove, Santa Cruz Island is a small pebbly beach to the east of Pelican Bay on the island’s north shore. The place name “Tinkers” appears on Forney’s 1875 island survey map at the location of Pelican Bay. The place name also appears on the June 1882 U.S. Coast Survey map Pacific Coast from Santa Monica to Point Conception, including the Santa Barbara Channel, California, J.E. Hilgard, Superintendent.



SOUNDS


Listen to Hummingbirds drinking from a pool of water in Tinkers Cove Canyon, Santa Cruz Island, recorded by Justin Messina.






In the News~

July 9, 1901 [SBDI]: “Henry Short’s launch with nine passengers given up for lost… Leach reports that Henry Short’s party arrived early yesterday at Frye’s Harbor, four miles above Tinker’s Harbor... Higgins’ launch drifts to Ventura and yacht Ariel lands on Santa Cruz after fierce battle with elements… Yesterday morning the party of 22 left this port, ten going in the yacht Ariel, nine in Henry Short’s launch, Chispa, and three in Mr. Higgins small gasoline launch… The Ariel shipped sea after sea, but early in the afternoon succeeded in getting to the island and thinking Prisoners’ Harbor the safer port for them, passed Tinker’s Harbor, where they intended to make camp, and anchored in Prisoners’ Harbor…”


August 10, 1902 [OC]: “A party composed of Judge and Mrs. B. T. Williams, Miss Irene Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gould, Miss Olive Gould and Thomas Gould, Jr. embarked on the yacht Daisy at Serena Wednesday, and after a delightful sail across the channel landed at Tinker’s Harbor, Santa Cruz Island… The entire party were very enthusiastic over the trip, and delighted with the Daisy and her Captain Merry…”


August 18, 1904 [SBMP]: “Today a school of whales came into Tinkers Beach (the bathing beach at the Pelican Bay Inn), and after spouting about for an hour or so headed up the coast.”


June 20, 1905 [SBMP]: “Gem of island is Santa Cruz... The mountains back of Pelican Bay and Prisoners’ Harbor are densely covered forests, some of the trees being immense... the canyons leading to Dick’s Harbor and Tinkers Cove still give evidence of flood...”



Tinker's Cove, Santa Cruz Island, 1909
Offshore approach to Tinker's Cove
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Franz A. Bischoff
Eaton's Landing
[Santa Cruz Island]
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Franz A. Bischoff
S. C. Island near Eaton's Landing
[Santa Cruz Island]
22" x 30"



In the News~

July 9, 1901 [SBDI]: “Henry Short’s launch with nine passengers given up for lost… Leach reports that Henry Short’s party arrived early yesterday at Frye’s Harbor, four miles above Tinker’s Harbor... Higgins’ launch drifts to Ventura and yacht Ariel lands on Santa Cruz after fierce battle with elements… Yesterday morning the party of 22 left this port, ten going in the yacht Ariel, nine in Henry Short’s launch, Chispa, and three in Mr. Higgins small gasoline launch… The Ariel shipped sea after sea, but early in the afternoon succeeded in getting to the island and thinking Prisoners’ Harbor the safer port for them, passed Tinker’s Harbor, where they intended to make camp, and anchored in Prisoners’ Harbor…”


August 10, 1902 [OC]: “A party composed of Judge and Mrs. B. T. Williams, Miss Irene Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gould, Miss Olive Gould and Thomas Gould, Jr. embarked on the yacht Daisy at Serena Wednesday, and after a delightful sail across the channel landed at Tinker’s Harbor, Santa Cruz Island… The entire party were very enthusiastic over the trip, and delighted with the Daisy and her Captain Merry…”


August 18, 1904 [SBMP]: “Today a school of whales came into Tinkers Beach (the bathing beach at the Pelican Bay Inn), and after spouting about for an hour or so headed up the coast.”


June 20, 1905 [SBMP]: “Gem of island is Santa Cruz... The mountains back of Pelican Bay and Prisoners’ Harbor are densely covered forests, some of the trees being immense... the canyons leading to Dick’s Harbor and Tinkers Cove still give evidence of flood...”