Sailing Out Of Newport Harbor in 2010
It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Southern California so it is time to become a pirate.
Did you know? - Newport Harbor is located in the lower part of Newport Bay in the city of Newport Beach, California. The harbor is about 4 miles long and extends alongside the Balboa Peninsula out to the ocean. Over 9000 boats from little pedal boats to large ocean vessels are berthed here.
Over a thousand piers and several separate marinas are scattered around the harbor. In addition, seven islands of lovely homes are sprinkled throughout, many of which can be viewed from the water. Balboa Island is the largest, with a village atmosphere and wonderful boardwalk encircling it.
Easy to find
Time For The Adventure
We start out at the Balboa Bay Club with a nice glass of wine!
Short Walk To The Hawaiian Chieftan
Grandma Sue is talking to Jon in New Hampshire where it is 20 degrees
All the canvas went up but we hardly did 3 knots!
GPS, diesel, electronics everywhere...
Sue applauds the passengers that went up
Balboa Bay Club
Did you know? - The Balboa Bay Club & Resort is a four-diamond hotel in Newport Beach, California, United States on 15 acres (61,000 m2) and was founded in 1948. It is on the Newport Harbor waterfront.
A real racing sail boat!
The boaters were interested in the Chieftan
The PCH from the bay
It is quite a harbor
Interesting homes along the bay... See the Lighthouse House
Did you know? - In 1870 a steamer named "The Vaquero" made its first trip to a marshy lagoon for trading. Ranch owners in the Lower Bay decided from then on that the area should be called "Newport."
In 1905 city development increased when Pacific Electric Railroad established a southern terminus in Newport connecting the beach with downtown Los Angeles. In 1906 with a population of 206 citizens, the scattered settlements were incorporated as the City of Newport Beach.
Settlements filled in on the Peninsula, West Newport, Balboa Island and Lido Isle. In 1923 Corona del Mar was annexed and in 2002 Newport Coast was annexed.
Neat boat, bar and grill
Did you know? - Balboa came from Southern California during the 20's and increased in popularity until World War II. Balboa is named for the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California, where the dance was invented.
A small, active Balboa community has always existed in the Los Angeles area. Today, Balboa is resurging worldwide due in part to the efforts of Jonathan Bixby and Sylvia Sykes.
Balboa Island 1921
Did you know? - The island (formerly known as Balisle) was not always easily accessible. Newport Harbor was still largely undredged, and sailboat was often the only way to get around. Robert McFadden, an early Balboa Harbor developer had established a successful fishing wharf on the Balboa Peninsula and by 1906, the Pacific Electric line Red Cars began servicing the Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Pavilion, and soon the Red Cars brought thousands of visitors from Los Angeles.
In the late 1860s, the bay was used as a landing to load hides, tallow, hay and other goods for export. In September 1870, Captain Samuel S. Dunnells’ steamer Vaquero ventured into the bay to offload a cargo of lumber and shingles. Captain Dunnells soon established “Newport Landing” by constructing a small wharf and warehouse near the west end of the present Coast Highway/Newport Bay Bridge.
Did you know? - Magazine is the name for an item or place within which ammunition is stored. It is taken from the Arabic word "makahazin" meaning "warehouse".
'Magazine' was also often used for a place where ammunition for weapons that can be carried by a single combatant is stored. This small-arms ammunition storage is kept under careful control due to the potential for theft and misuse. The weapons themselves are kept in a separate armory for safety and improved security.
Our Palm Pre assisted in navigating the channel
Almost to the breakwater
Time For A Boom
Bouys Have Many Purposes
Did you know? - A buoy is a floating device that can have many different purposes. It can be anchored (stationary) or allowed to drift. The word, of Old French or Middle Dutch origin. A sea mark, also seamark and navigation mark, is a pilotage aid which identifies the approximate position of a maritime channel, hazard and administrative area to allow boats, ships and seaplanes to navigate safely.
Old vessels and modern machines
The Small Cannon Gets A Chance To Be Heard
The Sun Is Setting
Did you know? - The Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, is a state landmark. Established on July 1, 1906, the Balboa Pavilion played a prominent role in the development of Newport Beach by attracting real estate buyers to an area formerly designated as “swamp and overflow” land.
The Balboa Pavilion is one of California's last surviving waterfront recreational pavilions from the turn of the century. The Pavilion continues to serve the public today as a marine recreational facility and is Newport Beach’s most famous landmark, as well as its oldest standing building.
On September 20, 1905, the War Department in Washington D.C. granted a group of promoters, called the “Newport Bay Investment Company,” permission to construct the Pavilion as a “boat-house, bath-house, and pavilion.”
The promoters built the pavilion on the Newport Harbor side of the sand spit and its sister project, the Balboa Pier, on the adjacent ocean side of the sand spit, which is today called the Balboa Peninsula. These two structures were built to attract lot purchasers to this area of Newport Beach called Balboa.
The pavilion was designed by Los Angeles freelance architect Fred R. Dorn, who would later go on to work as an associate of Morgan, Walls & Clements. On July 1, 1906, the 65-foot-high Victorian style building was fully completed to coincide with the completion of the Pacific Electric Railway Red Car Line extension to central Balboa near the Balboa Pavilion on July 4, 1906, after only 10 days of construction
The Sun and the temperature went down quickly!!
Goodbye until next year old friend