Places Known For

great white


Stinson Beach, California

Recreation Area *Point Reyes National Seashore *Audubon Canyon Ranch Safety In 2002, a surfer was attacked by a great white shark, while surfing off Stinson Beach. The young man survived, but received more than 100 stitches to close his wounds. The attack was the second in Stinson Beach, and the 13th in Marin County since 1952. In 1998, Jonathan Kathrein was attacked by a great white shark, while paddling

into the ocean. His injury from the shark bite required over 600 stitches. Santa Cruz Patch,great-white-shark-is-now-a-defender-of-the-predators "Man who was Attacked by a Great White Shark Now Wants to Save Them" accessed November 12, 2012 Los Angeles Times, "Summer reading: Pirates, poems and sharks" accessed November 12, 2012 The surf off Stinson Beach is within an area known as the Red Triangle (Red Triangle (Pacific Ocean)), where there have been an unusually high number of shark attacks. The '''Dipsea Race''' is the oldest cross-country trail running event—and one of the oldest foot races (Running) of any kind—in the United States. The 7.5 mile (12 km) long Dipsea Race has been held annually almost every year since 1905, starting in Mill Valley (Mill Valley, California), and finishing at Stinson Beach (Stinson Beach, California), in Marin County (Marin County, California), California. The Dipsea celebrated its 101st running on June 12, 2011. Since 1983, the race has been held on the second Sunday in June. The ''Light'' covers regional issues in and near West Marin, including the communities of Point Reyes Station (Point Reyes Station, California), Inverness (Inverness, California), Olema (Olema, California), Bolinas (Bolinas, California), Inverness Park (Inverness Park, California), Nicasio (Nicasio, California), Stinson Beach (Stinson Beach, California), the San Geronimo Valley, Tomales (Tomales, California), and the nearby Point Reyes National Seashore, as well as Fairfax (Fairfax, California) and Bodega Bay. Other media outlets serving this region include the community FM radio station KWMR and the ''West Marin Citizen'', a competing weekly newspaper, both located within a block of the ''Light'''s editorial offices in Point Reyes Station. The ''Dipsea'' The ''Dipsea Race'', first run in 1905 over the 7.4 mile Dipsea Trail from Mill Valley (Mill Valley, California) to Stinson Beach (Stinson Beach, California), is the oldest cross country race in the United States. The race takes place on the second Sunday in June every year. The venue is considered by many to be the most beautiful cross-country course in the world, with stairs and steep trails that also make it both grueling and treacherous. Its unique handicapping system has produced both men and women winners of all ages. It is a very popular event, attracting runners from around the globe, but because of safety and environmental concerns, the field is limited to 1,500. Tamalpa club members routinely dominate the event, often taking home a majority of the coveted black t-shirts awarded to the top 35 finishers. 2011 ended a 34-year reign of the Dipsea's Team Trophy (given to the team with the most black shirts) to the Pelican Inn Runners. Original Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon The first Escape from Alcatraz was proposed by Joe Oakes after he participated in the 1979 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. The first Escape from Alcatraz race was held two years later in June 1981, with members of the Dolphin Club testing the course. The course started with a swim from Alcatraz Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay to the city of San Francisco, a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to Mill Valley (Mill Valley, California) in Marin County, and an out-and-back running course over Mount Tamalpais to Stinson Beach (Stinson Beach, California) and back. The running course followed the course of the Dipsea foot race, but by making it an out-and-back run rather than a one-way course, became known as a ''Double Dipsea''.


Stony Plain, Alberta

in 2006 where artists were selected through open competition to paint two murals. The Parkland Potters Guild & Crooked Pot Gallery is also located within Stony Plain. Cultural institutions in the town include the Stony Plain Public Library and the Multicultural Heritage Centre. Stony Plain celebrates Farmers' Days in the first week of June each year, complete with the Farmers' Days Parade, the Kinsmen rodeo, a pancake breakfast and fair grounds. The town also plays host to the Great White North

Triathlon The Great White North Triathlon in the first week of July. In the summer, Stony Plain hosts two major festivals — the Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival, Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival which is held in early August and is the largest bluegrass event in western Canada, and the Cowboy Poetry and Country Music Gathering http


Esquimalt

. ''Yorktown'' hosted the Secretary of the Navy, Victor H. Metcalf, to witness the arrival of the Great White Fleet—commanded by ''Yorktown'' saluted the secretary's flag on ''Yorktown'' with the discharge of seventeen guns. Metcalf also

boarded ''Yorktown'' on the 8th to review (Naval review) the assembled battleships, armored cruisers, and torpedo boats of the Pacific and Great White Fleets. On 30 May 1907, ''Yorktown'' participated in festivities for the Rose Festival (Portland Rose Festival) at Portland, Oregon. From June to September, ''Yorktown'' conducted seal patrols in Alaskan waters, out of Nome (Nome, Alaska), Unalaska, and Sitka and, between 15 and 19 September, established


Ventura, California

athletes will interact and form lasting bonds of friendship through shared sports and recreational activities in S4EA's served communities. Although the organization's focus is primarily San Diego County, S4EA has grown from this base to satellite programs in Ventura (Ventura, California) and Temecula, California. In 1984, shortly before its opening day, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, housed its first great white shark which died after 10 days

. In July 2003, Monterey researchers captured a small female and kept it in a large netted pen near Malibu (Malibu, California) for five days. They had the rare success of getting the shark to feed in captivity before its release.

Not until September, 2004, was the aquarium able to place a great white on long-term exhibit. A young female, which was caught off the coast of Ventura (Ventura, California), was kept in the aquarium's massive Outer Bay exhibit for 198 days before she was released in March, 2005. She was tracked for 30 days after release.


Punta Arenas

, she departed Hampton Roads as one of the 16 battleships President Roosevelt sent on a voyage around the world. The cruise of the "Great White Fleet" deterred hostile actions toward the United States by other countries, primarily Japan; raised American prestige as a global naval power; and impressed upon Congress the importance of a strong Navy and a thriving merchant fleet. During the circumnavigation, ''Louisiana'' visited Port of Spain; Rio de Janeiro; Punta Arenas

salute to President Roosevelt, who watched from this beginning of the dramatic cruise of the "Great White Fleet". The international situation required a compelling exhibition of the strength of the United States; this round-the-world cruise was to provide one of the most remarkable illustrations of the ability of sea power to keep peace without warlike action. Not only was a threatened conflict with Japan averted but notice was served on the world

, the fleet sailed west, bound for Hawaii, Auckland, and three Australian ports; Sydney, Melbourne, and Albany, Western Australia. ''Kentucky'' visited Norfolk, Virginia on 15 April 1907 to attend the Jamestown Exposition, and, after more exercises off the New England coast, she returned to Hampton Roads to join the "Great White Fleet" of 16 battleships for a world cruise that brought great prestige and honor to the Navy and the Nation. Rear


Callao

Hampton Roads as one of the 16 battleships President Roosevelt sent on a voyage around the world. The cruise of the "Great White Fleet" deterred hostile actions toward the United States by other countries, primarily Japan; raised American prestige as a global naval power; and impressed upon Congress the importance of a strong Navy and a thriving merchant fleet. During the circumnavigation, ''Louisiana'' visited Port of Spain; Rio de Janeiro; Punta Arenas and Valparaíso

Roosevelt, who watched from this beginning of the dramatic cruise of the "Great White Fleet". The international situation required a compelling exhibition of the strength of the United States; this round-the-world cruise was to provide one of the most remarkable illustrations of the ability of sea power to keep peace without warlike action. Not only was a threatened conflict with Japan averted but notice was served on the world that the United States had

her mission in the South and Central Pacific, she departed Honolulu on 6 November and headed for the coast of Mexico. Arriving in Hampton Roads on 8 December, ''Rhode Island'' joined 15 other battleships, a torpedo boat squadron, and transports, for the great fleet review which began the cruise of the Atlantic Fleet to the west coast and around the world. President Theodore Roosevelt reviewed the "Great White Fleet" on 16 December and sent it on the first leg


San Diego–Tijuana

: www.sandiegotraveltips.com public Wild_Parrots_of_San_Diego.cfm accessdate March 5, 2011 The waters off of the coast of San Diego–Tijuana are densely populate by the denizens of the kelp forests. Kelp forests are found to a great extent and are populated by Garibaldi, Leopard sharks, Gobies, Rockfish (Rougheye rockfish), and Sculpins. Great White Sharks have been observed in the waters off the coast, while there are numerous documentations of their occurrence

in the waters off Guadalupe Island.


Ensenada, Baja California

is also located nearby to the north, and is a prominent seaside resort of Baja California. A later expedition by Vizcaíno with the same mission sailed on May 5, 1602 with four ships. This expedition was more fruitful. Ensenada, Baja California was founded. San Diego Bay was explored and Catalina Island (Santa Catalina Island, California) was named. The explorers reached as far north as Monterey Bay, Alta California, which Vizcaíno named in honor of the viceroy. Subsequent plans to colonize Alta California foundered when Zúñiga's successor, Juan de Mendoza, 3rd Marquis of Montesclaros, turned out to be much less favorable. http: www.sandiegohistory.org journal 78winter plans.htm PLANS FOR THE OCCUPATION OF UPPER CALIFORNIA A NEW LOOK AT THE "DARK AGE" FROM 1602 TO 1769, The Journal of San Diego History SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Winter 1978, Volume 24, Number 1


La Ceiba

and the United Fruit Company; all of which tended to be vertically integrated, owning their own lands and railroad companies and ship lines such as United's "Great White Fleet". Through land subsidies granted to the railroads, they soon came to control vast tracts of the best land along the Caribbean coast. Coastal cities such as La Ceiba, Tela, and Trujillo (Trujillo, Colón) and towns further inland such as El Progreso and La Lima became virtual


Kisoro

-and-white colobus and blue monkeys, while those who opt for a canoe across Lake Mutanda may see fish otters and abundant birdlife (eg: great white pelicans; yellow billed ducks; Ross's turacos; black crakes; black headed weavers; white tailed blue flycatchers; African paradise fly catchers; African jacanas; Regal, bronze and purple breasted sunbirds; pied kingfishers; malachite kingfishers; great cormorant; sacred ibis; cattle egrets; Mackinnon's fiscal; African pied wagtail; grey crested cranes; pin


Copyright (C) 2015-2017 PlacesKnownFor.com
Last modified: Tue Oct 10 05:56:30 EDT 2017