By Marina del Rey Historical Society
To extend exchange to the Orient, advertisement harbor improvement within the Ballona wetlands of western l. a. was once tried a number of instances from 1880 to 1900, simply to be destroyed via disastrous storm-fed floods. After the U.S. military Corps of Engineers put in revetments on Ballona Creek and moved a whole bunch earth to elevate the floor above sea point, Marina del Rey was once federally approved in 1954. Funded through federal, nation, and la County cash, the most important man-made marina within the kingdom was once equipped to supply public leisure boating amenities and water entry. deepest financiers built eating places, resorts, most advantageous yacht golf equipment, Fishermans Village, and a residential marina way of life on county-owned leaseholds. This world-class seaport will have fun 50 years of dynamic development on April 10, 2015.
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The faint white lines in the center of the photograph are footprints of the concrete seawalls being built to the configuration of the harbor. ) 31 A few oil wells are still standing on Pacific Avenue in 1960. The roadway is connecting to the Ballona Creek Bridge, and more of the entrance channel has been dredged. Dirt roadways are intertwined throughout, as mud and sediment continue to be relocated. It is estimated that the volume of dirt relocated in the building of the marina would fill over eight Los Angeles Coliseums.
The future fuel dock is at the corner site of the upper landmass (center). A few oil wells remain on the peninsula. ) In order to maintain adequate tidal action and ocean flow into the Grand Canal, which will now open to the ocean through the harbor entrance channel instead of via Ballona Creek, two oil wells were removed and capped. In this 1959 photograph, the two coffer dams (circle area) are adjacent to the Lighthouse Bridge (center bottom) connecting the peninsula with the marina development.
48 As seen in the above photograph, taken in 1963, the “washing machine” wave action undermined the walkway along the seawall at Pieces of Eight restaurant (right). The damage was especially intense in the area next door, where the Harbor Administration Center is located on Fiji Way (below). The severity of the surge intensified the urgency for the US Army Corps of Engineers to speed up its short-term solution for immediate prevention of more damage as well as to develop a permanent safe-harbor plan.