This event will include a tour of the sights and sounds of the second busiest port in the United States. We will hear about the history of the port from its inception in 1911. It originally consisted of 800 acres of mud that had to be dredged, then a wooden wharf was constructed, and soon lumber schooners arrived from northern California. Today the port has innovative “green” piers that allow huge container ships to turn off their polluting engines while docked. The historic Administration building with its tile mural illustrating the history of the Port of Long Beach up to 1958, when construction began, is a notable piece of architecture.
Lunch will be generously provided for us by the Port. Spots are limited to the first 130 people who RSVP for this event. Book your seats by calling (562) 493-7019. This event is free to members, but a suggested donation of $5 can be made by clicking on the donate button below. We are also seeking volunteers to help coordinate this event. If you would like to participate, please let us know when you RSVP, so we can contact you. Brush up on Port of Long Beach history in advance of the harbor cruise by visiting http://www.polb.com/about/history/default.asp.