Did They Stumble Upon an Authentic Totem Pole or Is This the Fun Variety?

Totem pole in the sand

We suspect this isn’t an ancient artifact but….

Two guys found this totem pole on the South Jetty beach Saturday about a mile down the beach from the jetty itself.

Got any info about it? Think it might be yours? You can contact the finders at humboldthoney45@hotmail.com.

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30 comments

  • Burn this witchcraft fast

  • I bet the south jetty is littered with awesome trees and stumps right now. Now is the time to make those fence posts you need.

  • It’s not finders keepers anymore. That’s County, State or Federal property. BLM is on the way.

    • You cant split fence posts anymore? I still see tucks with fresh split rail in the back coming from the beaches. Must not be enforced.

  • Sure doesn’t look like Native art, and in any case, it doesn’t belong to the people who stumbled on it. There are tribal experts who should be consulted before anything else, but once it’s authenticity has been determined or debunked, either state or federal rules apply to its disposition.

    • Amimissingsomething

      And that is your learned opinion?? People such as yourself should stfu. Why don’t we spend a million dollars on a study that will come to the conclusion we need another study only to find out someone carved it in there backyard up in Shivley. You’re part of the problem!!!

  • It’s mine & those two guys need to bring it back to me right now!
    😀

    • Yep, It’s Robin’s alright. That’s her right on top.

      Just funning you Robin. It’s good to know that you are still around!

  • Could it be from Japan after the big earthquake

  • If one is truly interested, one can go to the Fish and Wildlife office in Eureka, and get a free wood permit that will allow you to collect free firewood in the South Spit area. When you come to the office you’ll need the vehicle description and licenses number. The permit will allow for collecting thru Feb 2017. Fish and Wildlife Eureka office is at 619 Second Street, and open for permits M-F 8 Am to 5 PM. Closed during lunch 12 to 1.

  • It’s carved with a chainsaw, definitely not an artifact lol

  • Prudes, I tell ya. It’s funny (not funny) how a person can make a career on this blog wishing for juvenile shoplifters to get ass raped in prison, but non-sequitor sexual comments in frilly featurette posts like this, directed at nobody, are taboo. Prudes, sigh.

  • Looks like there’s enough bark left on the tree to identify the species. That would be a good start in determining its origin. If it’s redwood then it probably washed out the mouth of the Eel.

  • Chainsaw cuts. Not that old

  • Menehune traveled on it from Hawaii….

  • If it glows in the dark it’s fron Japan!

  • Is this where the old South Jetty Outlaw Village used to be? That place was a site to see.. maybe it’s a remnant from there..

  • I’m pretty sure that is the totem that someone was working on on the river bar out Camp Kimtu road in Garberville. Could always see it on the river bar out the back of my parents property. And then with the last storm the river rose high enough and took it away.

  • That totem has been laying on it’s back, on the river bar off kimtu road near garberville for about 6 or 8 years. It had a bird beak where the square hole is. Somebody used to come down and work on it every once in a while during the summer, but I never saw who it was, just the changes they made. I’ve walked by it hundreds of times over the years. Always thought it was a cool project someone was working on.

  • Hey, isn’t that one of the props from Gilligan’s Island? It must have floated all the way up here from Malibu…..”Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…..” Well, maybe not.

  • Google…”.Form Line Design”.
    There are some rules for doing this type of art, this person doesnt know that. But its way fun!Got there faster than the mail!

  • That ‘totem’ floated under the Con Camp bridge on January 17th.

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