Category Archives: The Contender

Invisible Beach: The Mystery of The Tags Is Solved

By John Vonderlin So, while I now knew where the tags had come from, I didn’t understand why they continued to show up over such a long time. Had they been floating around out there all this time, with a … Continue reading

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The Story of 'The Contender' by John Vonderlin

Intrigued, I did an Internet search and discovered the sad truth behind their presence on the beach. Here’s the short story of the ill-fated boat, “The Contender.” From: District 11 Public Affairs Press Release “Coast Guard Station Golden Gate with … Continue reading

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"Invisible Beach:" Where We Meet 'The Contender'

The next time I returned with a beachcombing friend it was a different story. While we didn’t find another sealed packet of the cards, we did find singletons here and there. We started making a game of it, calling out … Continue reading

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"Invisible Beach": Where We Meet 'The Contender'

By John Vonderlin (Image: John Vonderlin’s collection of tags found at ‘Invisible Beach.’) Having been a Natural Wonder collector, photographer and admirer for years, it seemed logical to create dissonant art by combining objects from my collection with some of … Continue reading

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