July 10th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1959, the Long Beach Independent ran the following advertisement for the opening of Boatswain’s Locker. Note that the address given in 10 Bolsa Avenue.

Today’s locals think of Bolsa Avenue ending at Main Street, but if you look at a map of Seal Beach, you’ll see that Marina Drive continues the path of Bolsa Avenue to the west end on town and crosses the bridge to join Long Beach’s North Marina Drive. Before the Long Beach Marina was built in the late fifties and early sixties, Marina Drive was known a Bolsa Avenue.

July_10_1959_Boatswains_Locker_OpeningMost recently this address belonged to the now closed Ca Everglades and still belongs to  So Cal Sports and Marine Repair.

– Michael Dobkins

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2 Responses to July 10th in Seal Beach History

  1. Anonymous says:

    And Bolsa in Seal Beach is the same Bolsa in Huntigton Beach.. The road goes through the navy base.


    • Michael Dobkins says:

      Oh, absolutely. That’s a great point to make. Much of the early history of Seal Beach, and, in fact, Orange County, has to do with roads and highways.


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