★ Let's Explore Trinidad, California!
Prisoner Rock is located in Trinidad Bay south of the pier. According to Heidi Walters, the name may date back to the 1880s when drunks were left overnight to sober up.
Humboldt Yacht Club sailboats anchor near Prisoner Rock in their annual race.
Crab boats anchor between the pier and Prisoner Rock on a gray, blustery New Year's Day.
Photos by Jim Popenoe