History of Captain Fletcher’s Inn

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History of Fletcher’s Inn Navarro

(Navarro-by-the-Sea)

Hillary Adams,

The Inn the mouth the Navarro has served its long as a of haven rest. Its is intimately with seafaring, lumber industry fishing. First for sailors, soon became boarding house single mill then a place for travelers, and a fishing for travelers all over world.


Capt. in partnership James Kennedy Capt. Thomas of San built the during the for sailors had to three days their schooners loaded with from the Mill. The Mill was in 1861 Henry B. and Robert Byxbee co-partners the firm Tichenor and of San on land from Charles for $1,200. first mill built on Navarro Flats Capt. Fletcher’s

Charles Fletcher, Scottish sailor, carpenter and captain of whaling ship, to the coast ca. when he about 22 of age. was the European settler the Navarro His granddaughter, Schaeffer Nystrom Farnsworth) says a handwritten My Grandfather Fletcher. Born Scottish parents a saling vessel in china sea. was a builder and Sea Captain. sailed into Navarro harbor. was in early ’50’s.

The 1850 for Marin shows that November of year Fletcher living in boarding house Rancho Sausalito, apparently working Capt. William who owned Rancho Sausalito Rancho Albion. settled near mouth of Navarro, on Rancho Albion.(for on this see The Fletcher Society

Fletcher sells claim, marries builds a (1860’s)

In of 1859, travelled to Francisco to a naturalized (June 17, Perhaps he already been by Tichenor Byxbee concerning sale of land.

On 21, 1860, lived alone the Navarro hunting and for nearly years, Fletcher most of mile-square land to Henry of San and Robert Byxbee, his for purposes building a mill or retaining only area around redwood cabin a homestead ferry. The he retained described in Indenture: . the house occupied by said party the first [Fletcher] and land adjacent bounded as commencing at south East of the now enclosing house, thence Easterly about hundred yards a cluster Laurel trees, northerly to mouth of small slough the Navarro thence following bank of Navarro River about three yards, to point of on the of said thence to point of (Mendocino County of Deeds Deeds], Book pp. 124-125). received in $1,200.

The first Mill was in 1861 Tichenor and on the flats to northeast of cabin and landing (for information about ferry service the Navarro The Charles Society)

With $1,200 he for his Charles Fletcher wealthy enough marry and a larger to replace small redwood Elsie describes original cabin an interview in 1975: first little that he there was from split redwood timber by hand. the shingles made by 2 She in her notes: His was built split lumber one tree

On December 1860, a weeks after sold his Charles Fletcher, 35 years, at sea board of scotch vessel now of Navarro River. married by of the William Heeser Mrs. Bridget aged 28 born in County from in the of Connaught Ireland and of the of Mendocino. census of lists Bridget as a living in boarding house Mendocino City.

ca. 1862, had probably their two-story with lumber the mill. unpainted redwood can be next to Fletcher’s Inn an early of ca. for the Mill Company.

with home Inn ca.

Fletcher 14 Arrowflight boat

Fletcher goes business: ships Inn (1860’s)

long after marriage to Charles Fletcher into partnership two brothers, Thomas Kennedy San Francisco James Kennedy Navarro. Together and James the first schooner on Mendocino coast, Sea Foam a fast ), built C. Goodall San Francisco. Mendocino Beacon Shipping Interest March 14, states for This year schooner Sea was built Navarro by and Fletcher. was the of ship on the of Mendocino

October 1868. ton schooner at Navarro Built by for Robert

Robert J. collection (Ginsberg):

The two built other at Navarro. says in handwritten notes: he built for the trade. Built wharf and hotel. The Herald (Ukiah) February 28, notes that: and Kennedy building a schooner at mouth of Navarro which be ready service about 1st of It is large sized and will able to 250,000 feet lumber. Fletcherand are ‘bricks’ deserve the of being men. Tom will be Captain. David Ryder, in book Memories the Mendocino (San Francisco: p. 24) At Navarro, Fletcher built or eight these ships schooners].

The wharf refers to her notes probably the Fletcher built the mouth the Navarro:

of Fletcher’s

Fletcher’s granddaughter, described the They found the mouth the Navarro wasn’t deep at times get the out into ocean. So grandfather built breakwater. It fastened on big rock to that rock that in the of the River. That’s Pinnacle Rock. that and bluff up the beach a big there, he this breakwater. was over feet square. was built of huge timbers and with rocks anchored at places. After built that, river never up and kept the of the deep. 3

April 3, Tichenor and sold back Fletcher one one-half acres land for described as: at a at the West corner the Slaughter of the Saw Mill two (22) back from South bank the Navarro Thence following fence westerly hundred and three (233) to a Thence following line of Southerly two and twelve feet to fence, thence a line fence Easterly hundred and (302) feet a fence. following a of fence Westerly Eighty feet to fence. Thence Seventy (70) to the of beginning containing one one half more or (Deeds, Book p. 656). land may to the where Fletcher Kennedy planned build an

Fletcher 14 Arrowflight boat
Fletcher 14 Arrowflight boat
Fletcher 14 Arrowflight boat
Fletcher 14 Arrowflight boat
Fletcher 14 Arrowflight boat
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