... But worth the stop. Spend 30 minutes and educate yourself on the history of Fort Bragg and how we (as a civilization) used to deal with our trash. Everything that couldn't be reused, re-worked, or naturally decayed was put in these huge trash piles to be burned. Three major collection sites up and down the coast were used from approximately the turn of the century to 1940, then 1940-1960, and 1960 until the practice of burning trashed stopped. Each of these "slag piles" has eroded and seeded the beaches and oceans with a plethora of metamorphosed glass, pottery, ceramics, and metal. The Sea Glass Museum hosts the private collection of Capt. Cass Forrington, who has scoured the Fort Bragg/Mendo coast by foot and by kayak looking for unusual specimens. His collection has everything from turn of the century Chinese ceramics to uranium oxide hued glass (yes radioactive). Capt. Cass also has a map of the best beaches to go on your own treasure hunts. I didn't mind throwing a few bucks in the donation bucket because it's obvious that this guy loves what he does and really wants to educate the public about the phenomenon that is Sea Glass.
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