FIRST -- Time That Captain Samuel S. Dunnels entered Newport Bay - Newport Beach, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 37.112 W 117° 54.365
11S E 415952 N 3720229
Quick Description: A historical marker in Castaways Park in Newport Beach, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2022 5:06:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM163NY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says:


On September 10th, Captain Samuel S. Dunnels entered Newport Bay for the first time on the steamship Vaquere. The landing was below this site and designated "Newport". The McFadden brothers operated a regular shipping service between 1875 and 1889 using a shallow draft steam schooner named Newport.


After failing to obtain federal funds to open up and improve the entrance to Newport Harbor, the McFadden brothers built an ocean wharf on the sandpit, the shipping port of Newport Beach was created and the Newport landing site later became a campground.


The Irvine Company leased this land to the Orange County Country Club for an 18-hole golf course. A year later a clubhouse was built on this site.


The golf course was moved.


The Clubhouse was refurbished as a restaurant and bar. Over time, it operated as The Countess, Mona's and the Castaways Club.


The Castaways Club was destroyed by fire.


This 25 acres bluff top site was granted to the City of Newport Beach by the Irvine Company and on July 23rd was dedicated as the Castaways Park.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

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