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The End of the Arch of Tennessee Valley Cove
Tennessee Valley Cove, named after the steamer wrecked just off-shore in 1853, is one of
Marin County's popular seaside locations. the tiny beach, accessible by a 1.8-mile trail from
Tennessee Valley Road, is known for it unique waved-carved arch high in the north cliff face.
This arch - "the eye of the needle" - and its bovine shape was one of my favorite painting
On December 29, 2012, the arch tumbled down. A Caltech student recorded the crumbling
of the cliff and the destruction of the "eye" on his blog here.