“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newport Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Old Landing

Old Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 2, 2001
1. Old Landing Marker
Inscription.  On September 10, 1870, Captain Samuel S. Dunnells and William A. Abbott opened Newport Bay to commerce when they entered it for the first time on the Sternwheel steamer Vaquero. The landing was designated "Newport" - a new port - by James Irvine, Benjamin Flint, james McFadden, and Robert McFadden. The McFaddens operated a regular shipping service here during the 1870s and 1880s.
Erected 1935 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Newport Beach Historical Society and City of Newport Beach. (Marker Number 198.)
Location. 33° 37.054′ N, 117° 54.431′ W. Marker is in Newport Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Dover Drive near Pacific Coast Highway (California Highway 1). Touch for map. Marker is on Dover Drive 500 feet North of State Highway 1. Marker is in this post office area: Newport Beach CA 92663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mariner's Mile (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Ferry Service Between Balboa and Balboa Island (approx. one mile away); Balboa Pavilion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Balboa Village (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rendezvous Ballroom (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Water-to-Water Flight (approx. 1.2 miles away); McFadden (Newport) Wharf (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of 3rd National Boy Scout Jamboree (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport Beach.
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 198.
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photo   1. submitted on December 2, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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