Newport and Kibesillah -- A Tale of Two Mendocino County Coastal Logging Towns in Northern California (Paperback)
Logs from the glorious stands of Mendocino County redwood trees were milled at nearby lumber camps and loaded onto waiting Doghole Schooners by way of the Newport lumber chute. In 1877 alone, 3 million board feet of lumber was milled and shipped from Newport, mostly to San Francisco. From the late 1860's to 1885, this magnificent part of the Mendocino Coast was the busy logging town of Newport. Today, this same beautiful spot site is home to The Inn at Newport Ranch.
Kitty Nevin is a freelance writer and editor. Newport & Kibesillah -- A Tale of Two Mendocino County Coastal Logging Towns in Northern California is her first book. Kitty started researching Newport & Kibesillah in 1996, when she lived in Mendocino, while she was the editor of the Mendocino Art Center's Arts & Entertainment magazine. She was a regular contributor the the Mendocino Beacon, and occasionally wrote for the Fort Bragg Advocate News and the Ukiah Daily Journal. For the past eight years, she has been the editor for a health magazine in Monterey, where she lives with her husband Bob and two pugs. Buddy and Pumpkin.