1900’s swimming

Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach has some fun beach photos from the early 1900’s and before when this location began to be popular as a tourist stop. Back in early 1900, early swimmers had to proceed cautiously.  It would be a number of years before lifeguards came on the scene. Victorian morals demanded that bathing …

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Newport Harbor improvements in the 1930’s

Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach had some brief history of the development of Newport Harbor: In the “1930s, George Rogers, whose son had lost his life at the still treacherous harbor entrance, read of the New Deal’s National Recovery Act and set off for Washington, D.C., with city engineer Richard L. Patterson in tow.  The …

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Newport Beach’s Neighborhoods and Waterways

Newport Beach’s Neighborhoods and Waterways As gorgeous a place as Newport Beach is, it’s more than just a popular tourist location that beach-goers flock to during the summer months.  With Newport’s sandy beaches and sequestered islands, meandering waterways within the bay, and lavish waterfront properties and yacht clubs, it is also the admired location for …

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