Newport Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Welcome to the Balboa Island Museum
Balboa Island was literally lifted from the sea due to the efforts of William Steppe Collins. In 1906, Collins began dredging around a two acre mud flat in Newport Bay, and within a few years he had created the 160 acre residential island that exists today - Balboa Island.
The Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society was founded in 2000 to preserve the Island heritage and its sense of community. The Museum moved to this location in 2010 as a result of the generosity and support of the City of Newport Beach and local residents.
Come inside and discover over 100 years of amazing historic facts that tell the story of our Island.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 33° 36.489′ N, 117° 53.395′ W. Marker is in Newport Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Marine Avenue and North Bay Front, on the right when traveling south on Marine Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 Marine Avenue, Newport Beach CA 92662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers First Ferry Service Between Balboa and Balboa Island (approx. half a mile away); Balboa Pavilion (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Balboa Pavilion (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Balboa Pavilion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pizza Pete's Cafe (approx. 0.7 miles away); Balboa Village (approx. 0.7 miles away); Balboa Saloon (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Water-to-Water Flight (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.