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June 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, fishermen on the Seal Beach pier had a close encounter with a large California gray whale. Not only were the fishermen surprised by the whale spouting a large spray of water over them, but the whale also … Continue reading

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April 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, the Long Beach Independent ran the following ad. The Seal Beach pier and the bait boats and the barge were all run by Captain Jack Stubbs. “Homer” had been newly launched on April 15th to … Continue reading

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April 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1920, the Santa Ana Register invited people who liked it snappy to the grand opening of the Famous ‘Frisco Five at the Jewel Cafe! – Michael Dobkins

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February 16th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register proclaimed that earlier in the week the Mercer Construction Company had begun strengthening the pier with new pilings and renovating it with “electroliers at short spaces and resting seats.” The Guy … Continue reading

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Sunday On The Pier With Kopf

Fridays on The Pier – April 11, 1915 The Seal Beach pier has been a favorite subject for photographers throughout its 95 years of history.  Every Friday between now and the end of the Seal Beach Founders Celebration, we’ll be … Continue reading

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Somber Seal Beach

Aerial Seal Beach – 1920s click on the image for a larger view This photo is listed as being from the twenties, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was actually taken in the early thirties.  Except for a few … Continue reading

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Seal Beach Pier Re-Opening – 3/27/1985

It was twenty-five years ago today… It only took a little over two years and lots of volunteer time and donations to rebuild the pier after its destruction from the winter storms of 1983. A quarter of a century ago, … Continue reading

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