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Will Fort Bragg just let its magnificent Beaches of Glass just DISAPPEAR??? Help save our glass beaches! CLICK HERE for the full story!

Come To The
5th Annual Fort Bragg Sea Glass Festival
May 25-26 2013

Proud Member of the North American Sea Glass Association

Sea Glass Marble Display
Sea Glass Museum

GO TO THE SEA GLASS MUSEUM SITE


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SEA GLASS JEWELRY.

Sea Glass Necklaces,
Earrings, Bracelets and Sets

FROM FORT BRAGG, CALIFORNIA'S,

WORLD FAMOUS
"GLASS BEACHES"











GLASS BEACH IS NOT CLOSED.
8/30/2014
Only the main path is closed for renovation. A second path has been marked out by the park rangers that they prefer visitors use. The head of the trail is marked by yellow ribbons along Glass Beach Drive and is staked out from there. It is a short walk to the beaches of glass.

Another trail winds along the beautiful headlands from the foot of Glass Beach Drive, by the Trestle Bridge.
This is about a half mile walk to Glass Beach (Site 3) in the park and about two thirds of a mile to Site 2, outside the park.
I will stay on top of this and advise further if things change and when the main path re-opens.



CLICK HERE To Take A VIRTUAL TOUR Of The SEA GLASS MUSUEM!



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Glass Beach Museum
and Gift Shop
17801 N. Hwy 1,
Fort Bragg, Ca

FREE ADMISSION!
Great For The Kids, Too!

Fort Bragg's 1906 - 1943 Site

My Treasure Cove


SEA GLASS IS SEA GLASS INDUSTRYT





Watch Capt Cass' MCTV interview on the magical Glass Beaches of Fort Bragg! Hear how they have created a magnificent, accidental, underwater garden in Fort Bragg!

Watch Capt Cass' RV Dream Radio interview

Watch Capt Cass' "Mendocino Fun" Sea Glass Museum tour

Visit Fort Bragg's magnificent "Site 2" with Capt Cass on YouTube

Listen to Capt Cass' interview on "Radio Curious"

Then sign The Petition To Help Replenish Fort Bragg's Glass Beaches!
Click Here

For Jewelry Only,
In downtown Fort Bragg, be sure to visit
"Pacific Glassworks"

in The Depot Mall,
at the corner of
Main and Laurel Streets.

In Fort Bragg, California,
"Glass Beach Jewelry",
Is located south of
Fort Bragg at
17801 N. Hwy 1, on the East side of the highway about 1 mile south of Hwy 20 and 7 miles north of Mendocino.

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Welcome To
CAPT. CASS'
TREASURE CHEST


This is Handmade, GENUINE, Sea Glass Jewelry by
Capt. J. H. (Cass) Forrington
27 Years Traveling The World By Sea

"THERE ARE TREASURES FROM THE SEA
TO BE HAD HERE."


The Most Exotic, Genuine, Sea Glass Available.




THE FORT BRAGG 1906 - 1943 SITE
(Click on any photo to enlarge)








All of my Sea Glass Jewelry, sometimes called Beach Glass Jewelry, is made from genuine, authentic, sea-tumbled sea glass (sometimes spelled "seaglass"). The sea glass I use has been "weathered" for years by the sea, wind and waves, just like me.

My sea glass and terracottas have been tumbling over and over again on the "Glass Beaches" in Fort Bragg, California, for at least 64 years, though most of it has been tumbling in the surf much longer.

Fort Bragg actually has three Glass Beaches, the oldest of which closed in 1943. Since that site operated for at least 37 years (cir. 1906), much of its sea glass goes back into the last century and has been tumbling for nearly 100 years. I go there by ocean kayak, which is the only legal access. It might be open to the general public by foot around 2011, when a coastal trail is planned to be opened. I don't recommend novices try to get there by kayak, like I do, because it is usually tricky and often dangerous. I only go in certain sea and tide conditions and it took me, a retired sea captain, a month of studying conditions before I even attempted it.

The locals are serious about protecting their magnificent beaches and those who try to come to Fort Bragg to break its laws to trespass into the original site usually leave the beach under police escort and then leave the town on probation. Local collectors who frequent the site legally when posssilbe, and frequent the other sites when they can't, call trespassers in to the police. Do not expect to be be welcome here if you intend to break our laws and steal from our resources.

The area known as "Glass Beach", as noted in Martha Stewart's August 2007 edition of Living as the highest concentration of sea glass in the world, was the last of three town ocean dump sites that operated from 1949 until 1967. There is also a middle site that operated from 1943 until 1949.

Please visit my Sea Glass History site for more sea glass history.

It is the weathering, tumbling, and aging in sand and saltwater that gives real sea glass, its unique character, "frosted" appearence, and "soft" texture. A process called "hydration" is responsible for the pitting. As the glass soaks in the sea water, the lime and soda used in making the glass leaches out and leaves little pits on the surface. Sometimes the soda and lime also mix with other minerals, forming sparkling crystals on the surface of the glass. Hydration, or pitting, does not occur in fresh water because the PH of the fresh water is wrong. Technically, fresh water glass is called "beach glass", while salt water glass is called "sea glass".

You might also find very unique shapes and fused combinations of colors here. This is "Fire Glass" and Fire Glass that is also Sea Glass is very rare. I haven't seen any online yet but mine.

Fort Bragg's glass beaches are rare ocean sites where they also burned everything. This is because the ocean was not carrying anything away. They didn't know when they put in these sites that the rock formations here set up wave patterns that keep everything on the beach, even in the worst of storms. So as things began to back up, they began to burn and finally had to keep moving the dump sites. It was this that gave us our beautiful "Fire/Sea Glass" and multiple sites.

"Glass Beach" is in isolated Fort Bragg, California, in the awesome Redwoods, 120 miles north of San Francisco on the California coast. It has the highest concentration of sea glass in the world. Click on this link for the History of Glass Beach.

Because of the uniqueness of Fort Bragg's Glass Beach, even items like sea shells and spark plugs are processed into items that make beautiful jewelry, and you will find such unique items from time-to-time on this site as I find them.

So please enjoy browsing through these pages, as that is most of the fun, even if you can not afford the higher priced, rarer, pieces.

Looking, after all, is free.

PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR A GREAT "SEA GLASS STORY" AND A PHOTO OF ONE OF THE PRETTIEST PIECES OF SEA GLASS I HAVE. SORRY, IT IS NOT FOR SALE.

I ALSO HAVE AN UNCONDITIONAL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.
If for Any Reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, just return it to me for a FULL REFUND, no questions asked.

To find out more about "the artist", (that's me!), please visit my homepage at CaptCass.com.

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UNDER TEN DOLLARS.




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Just Glass.




Sea Glass Museum Gift Shop


NEW!
"Beaches of Glass"

"BEACHES OF GLASS, A History & Tour of the Glass Beaches of Fort Bragg, Ca."
By Capt. Cass Forrington!

A GREAT New coffee-table book!



SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS FOR RETAIL OUTLETS AND LARGE ORDERS.

Initial wholesale orders must be at least $250.00 and be accompanied by a valid resale number. There is no minimum on subsequent orders.

Items from $5.00 - $100.00 are 40% discounted.
Items $100.01+ are 35% discounted.

Please Email me with
YOUR WHOLESALE ORDER

and Resale Number
and I will reply with payment and shipping information.

Thank You!



Me And "The DaVinci Code", 7/23/2005

A "SEA GLASS" STORY


I used to sit down near "Glass Beach", where I collect the Sea Glass, and sell my Sea Glass jewelry to the tourists.

I was sitting there one day in June, 2005, reading "The DaVinci Code" to pass my time.

I had just read about a five-petaled rose in the book, the major symbol in a book of symbols, because it represents the Holy Grail, which is what the book is about. What I had read was, "The rose is synonymous with the Grail." and was sitting there thinking about that when a woman came back up off the beach and asked me if it was usual to find rose-colored glass.

I said, "No, rose is very rare. I don't even have any."

She said, "Well, I found a piece," and put her hand in her pocket. I expected her to pull out a small pebble. Instead, she handed me one of the most beautiful pieces of beach glass I have ever seen come off the beach.

I looked at it and was totally in awe when I saw it had a perfect five-petaled rose on it, complete with three sets of leaves: the very same rose I was reading about in the book when she walked up! (Picture below)

When I showed her what I reading in the book, she gave me the piece of sea glass, the most beautiful piece of beach glass I have seen. God forgive me, I think her name is Celia.

The finishing touch was that she was from "Santa Rosa",
or "Saint Rose", California.

A friend of mine from New Brunswick, Canada, Rachel, found a similar piece with the same pattern and managed to find it online. It was made by Jennifer Glass between 1932 and 1934, and the pattern name is "Adam", which means "man".

This is the world of magic and light I live in.
Beautiful, often not-so-sublime, synchronicities everyhwere.



Please read my "Symbol of Unity" site for how to live in a world like this, too.




An Officer and A Gentleman,
Captain Cass Forrington

CONTACT INFO:

Mail:

Capt. J. H. (Cass) Forrington
P. O. Box 56
Fort Bragg, Ca 95437

Mendocino County
United States of America

Lat 39-26.5N Long 123-48.5W

Phone: +707-357-1585

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