1939 or 1940
The film “Sun Down” starring Jean Tierney, Bruce Cabot and Harry
Harey, and produced by Walter Wranger is filmed on the waters of
Crater Lake. The theme was a gun smuggling ring in East
Africa. A large amount of lumber was put down at the Wineglass
for props. A seaplane was used to haul equipment, the actors,
and the film crew down to the Lake. The plane was moored in
Fumerole Bay for several days. All Lake tours were canceled so
that the MIN would be available to transport the movie crew and
actors around to various points on the shore. Following the
filming, Paul Herron packed much of the lumber out of the lake
on his back in order to build household furniture with the
1930’s and 1940’s
Story persists that a dish was placed in the Lake below Sinnott
Memorial Overlook to show how clear the Lake is. Some say it was
a dinner plate from the lodge. (A drawing of the Lodge could be
seen on the plate.) Others claim the disc was 10 feet in
diameter. Depth of the “plate” in the Lake varies from 10 feet
up to 150 feet beneath the surface.
Fish taken from the Lake: 1937 - 1302, 1938 - 1424, 1939 -
976 1940 - 4188, 1941 - 7301, 1942 - 300, 1946 - 97, 1947 -
23, 1948 - 15, 1949 - 250 (13 Rainbows and 227 Salmon), 1950 -
690 with 229 fishermen reporting.
Paul Rockwood, of the National Park Laboratories, Western
Division, Emeryville, California, produces three paintings,
under the direction of geologist Howel Williams, showing the
various phases of Mt. Mazama’s eruptions.
Rescue of two men off Garfield Peak, down toward the Lake.
Search for and the rescue of three lost boys from the Crater
Last plant made in park streams: 30,919 Rainbow; 66,350 Eastern
837 anglers on Lake with 4,188 fish taken. 85,020 Rainbow
liberated in the Lake.
Burt Simmons, of 3209 Monmoth, Pleasonton, California, and
former crew member, tells of the landing of sea planes on Crater
Lake as they practiced hiding from the Japanese attack. The sea
planes practiced landing on several Cascade Mountain lakes. The
story was kept very quiet for security purposes.
Over 900 truck loads of peat, topsoil and sand are spread around
Lake level reaches an all time low of 6,162.2 feet, a
fluctuation of 16.245 feet over a 48 year period. Gaines 15 feet
Cluster office is established each winter in Medford, serving
Crater Lake, Lava Beds and Oregon Caves. Chief Ranger maintains
a winter Park office, for visitor contact, in Klamath Falls, the
Gateway City. Radio contact is made with each Park area from
Medford several times during the day.
Season Visitation: 252,482