Some cool history about San Pedro and LA Harbor. The lost island

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  1. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/history/la-as-subject/the-demise-of-dead-mans-island.html
    Check the link for the entire article
    cool pics in the link also

    ".........
    Eventually, the towns of San Pedro and Wilmington grew on the mainland, and a more proper onshore burial round replaced the island, which briefly became a whaling station. Later, engineers incorporated Dead Man's Island into the infrastructure of Los Angeles' artificial harbor, building a long rock jetty from the landmark to Rattlesnake Island, a sandy spit of land now known as Terminal Island. The jetty amplified the natural tidal action of the estuary, using the flow of water to carve a deep shipping channel between the island and the mainland................"
     
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  2. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    That is amazing stuff!
     
  3. johnnylite

    johnnylite Never too late to change.

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    Really cool.
     
  4. Simon Bon Bowery

    Simon Bon Bowery Lizard Fish Hippie

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    Thanks for sharing that...

    I had no idea..
     
  5. gved823

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    Enjoyed the history very much. Thanks
     
  6. Hooops

    Hooops I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great find - the more you know...
     
  7. DoubletroubleII

    DoubletroubleII Fish On!

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    Wow.....who knew......nice history lesson.
     
  8. slapazz

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    Like reading history llike that, way cool. Could only imagine the fiasco that would have been today, if they wanted to remove an island
     
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  9. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Amazing....no idea!
     

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