Balboa Island – dredging and property

A look back to Balboa Island in 1928, from Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach: In 1906, W. S. Collins commenced a dredging operation, partially completed by 1910, at which time a sucesion of subdivision map filings began. Prior to the dredging, the island was largely overflowed swamp land and mostly underwater at high tide. It …

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Boating around Balboa

Today this spot is occupied by the Fun Zone, where boats of all kinds are still available for rent. Bay Island is visible in the distance. By the early 1920s, many houses dotted Balboa Island, but the hills beyond remained undeveloped. Visitors wait to board launches to East Newport or Rocky Point. From rowboats to …

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Early swimmers in Newport

Jeff Delaney has several pictures and details devoted to swimming postcards and pictures in his book, Newport Beach. Here’s just a few: Bathing beauty contests were part of day-long festivities arranged by the chamber of commerce and Madame LaRue Osgood to attract visitors to Balboa. Madame Osgood had to import girls for the annual beauty …

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The view from 1213 E. Balboa Blvd

Please go to www.1213EBalboaBlvd.com for more details on this property for sale in Newport Beach. Completely remodeled 3-bedroom/3.5-bath oceanfront home located on a prime lot on the Balboa Peninsula, with panoramic views of the bay, city lights and ocean.  Its custom, open floor plan is ideal for comfortable living and entertaining, with a large beachside …

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