Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Portuguese Bend Whaling Station
Erected 1983. (Marker Number 381.)
Location. 33° 44.087′ N, 118° 21.273′ W. Marker is in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Palos Verdes Drive South near Yacht Harbor Drive. Marker is located at the entrance to the Portuguese Bend Club. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Japanese American Farm on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (approx. half a mile away); Villa Francesca (approx. 0.9 miles away); Portuguese Bend (approx. 1.6 miles away); Santa Catalina Island (approx. 1.6 miles away); Palos Verdes Peninsula Habitat (approx. 1.6 miles away); Point Vicente Lighthouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); Edward A. DeVore, Jr. (approx. 3.6 miles away); Brian "Cody" Prosser (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Regarding Portuguese Bend Whaling Station. The whaling industry is said to have been started by Captain Clark in 1864. Captain Frank Anderson, a Portuguese, tried 2,166 barrels of whale oil at this station from 1874 to 1877. The station was aboandoned because of a lack of fuel rather than vessels. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
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