Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Helmsman

 
 
The Helmsman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 20, 2018
1. The Helmsman Marker
Inscription. For many years, this statue stood in front of, and was a trademark for, the world renowned Helms Bakery on Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles.

On October 6, 1971, it was generously donated to the Marina by the Helms family. In 1975, through the generosity of the Marina’s yacht clubs, it was provided with a new helm.
 
Erected 1975.
 
Location. 33° 58.573′ N, 118° 26.78′ W. Marker is in Marina Del Rey, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Mindanao Way one mile west of Lincoln Boulevard. Touch for map. Located at the end of Mindenao Way, in Burton Chase Park, overlooking the harbor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marina Del Rey (approx. ¾ mile away); History of Ballona Lagoon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Douglas DC-3 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Roy Jones House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ocean Park Branch Library (approx. 2.8 miles away); Shotgun House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Flight Path (approx. 3.2 miles away); “The Ink Well” (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for
The Helmsman Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 20, 2018
2. The Helmsman Marker and Statue
another marker that is related to this marker. — The Helms Bakery.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
The Helmsman image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 20, 2018
3. The Helmsman
The Helmsman image. Click for full size.
circa 1960
4. The Helmsman
At the original location, in front of the Helms Bakery on Venice Blvd.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement We are suspending Amazon.com advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the book’s title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.