Grunion Run

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro is hosting their annual Meet the Grunion nights starting in March and running through mid-July. Programming in the aquarium begins at 9 p.m., allowing you to walk around the exhibits at night with a hot drink, watch a short documentary on the grunion’s beaching ritual, get briefed, and …

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Newport Beach’s railroad and pier

The pier in Newport Beach also was a railroad station in the 1910′s.  Here’s some pictures and explanations from Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach: Fishermen and strollers were able to enjoy the pier on Sundays, as “nary a wheel turned on the railroad that day.” These five girls have discovered Dragon Ice Cream, served at …

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Dory Fishing in Newport Beach

Dory fishing in Newport Beach began in 1891 and continues to this day.  Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach has some information and pictures about the dory fishing fleet in this area: The dory fishing fleet was founded in 1891 and continues to operate today in its original location, just west of the Newport pier.  It …

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