Old Landing - Newport Beach, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck
N 33° 37.112 W 117° 54.365
11S E 415951 N 3720229
Quick Description: This historical marker is located off Dover Dr & PCH in Castaways Park. It commemorates the first time Capt Dunnells' sternwheel steamer entered Newport Bay in 1870.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 7:53:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM6MMV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 15

Long Description:
The plaque reads:
"On September 10, 1870, Captain Samuel S. Dunnells opened Newport Bay to commerce when they entered it for the first time on the sternwheel steamer Vaquero. The landing was designated 'Newport'-a new port-by James Irvine, Benjamin Flint, James McFadden, and Robert McFadden.The McFaddens operated a regular shipping service here during the 1870s and 1880s. "
Marker Number: 198.00

Marker Name: OLD LANDING

County: Orange

Has Official CA Plaque: no

On Dover Dr 500 ft N of State Hwy 1, Newport Beach

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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