Achille Tognini and his wave power machine built  in Cayucos circa 1913, patented in 1915. Twice built and twice destroyed by the ocean, the venture cost Tognini $20,000 of his savings. Photo courtesy of the George Canet Collection.
Achille Tognini and his wave power machine built in Cayucos circa 1913, patented in 1915. Twice built and twice destroyed by the ocean, the venture cost Tognini $20,000 of his savings. Photo courtesy of the George Canet Collection.
Achille Tognini and his wave power machine built in Cayucos circa 1913, patented in 1915. Twice built and twice destroyed by the ocean, the venture cost Tognini $20,000 of his savings. Photo courtesy of the George Canet Collection.