Forever Facing South: The Story of the S.S. Palo Alto, the "Old Cement Ship" of Seacliff Beach." Heron, David W. Santa Cruz, CA, Otter B Books, 1991. Santa Cruz County Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Clark, Donald Thomas. Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986. California State Parks - Seacliff State Beach Concreteships.org provides descriptions and photographs of many concrete ships from WWI and WWII.