The Inner Workings of Los Angeles Harbor - Boat Tour (SOLD OUT)
Several Ivy League schools are sponsoring a boat tour of the Port on Friday, November 18. Members and guests are welcome at no charge. Children over eight are welcome.
Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:30 PM (for 1PM sailing)
Location: Berth 84 next to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, 84 E 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
This event is sold out. Thanks for a great response!
The Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach is the largest container port in the United States. It has 270 berths equipped with 86 giant cranes to load and unload containers. Most of America’s electronics arrives there, as do most of our automobiles from Japan, Korea, India, and China. The City of Los Angeles invested hundred of millions of dollars to install machinery to load and unload ships, thus attracting ship owners to dock here. The Port is a major factor in the economy of Los Angeles.
Several Ivy League schools are sponsoring a boat tour of the Port on Friday, November 18. Members and guests are welcome at no charge. Children over eight are welcome. Bring sweaters or jackets in case it is cold on the water. The Port will serve complimentary soda and water. Bring your own snacks.
Former Harbor Commissioner Fred Heim ’50, MBA ’51 will join us to tell stories about the inner workings of the harbor.
Cost: No charge. This event is open to members and their guests only! This event is fully subscribed.
Contact: Myron Kayton firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Note: We will meet on Friday 18 November at Berth 84 next to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum at 12:30 PM for 1 PM sailing, returning to port at 2:30. The Port management says that this tour is more detailed and longer than the commercial tours.
Please plan to visit the Maritime Museum before or after the tour. It has a detailed history of the San Pedro fishing fleet and the Terminal Island canneries, mostly tuna and sardines. All is now off-shore.
Take the Harbor Freeway (I-110} South almost to the San Pedro exit. You will pass a forest of cranes on your left and an oil tank farm on your right. Skip the CHANNEL STREET exit and take the very next exit marked TERMINAL ISLAND. Keep right on the ramps following the signs to HARBOR BOULEVARD. Do not get onto the bridge. Turn right on Harbor Boulevard past the Battleship Iowa. Turn left at the traffic light at 6th Street. You are facing the Maritime Museum; unmarked berth 84 is on your left. Turn right for parking. There is ample free off-street parking diagonally opposite the museum, opposite the adjacent Acapulco restaurant. If you pass Ports of Call you have gone too far on Harbor Boulevard.