Category Archives: Pillar Point Breakwater

How the waters were calmed

A new-old story by June Morrall “How the waters were calmed at Princeton-by-the-Sea “In the 1950s while the demolition ball continued to obliterate the Peninsula’s historic landmarks, the Coastside remained frozen in time. Visitors found the agricultural town of Half … Continue reading

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Cars on Film: If you missed Princeton Seafood's 1st Hot Rod Show

Half Moon Bay photographers Michael & Deb Wong, of Spring Mountain Gallery were on the scene. To enjoy the pix from the car show, or order an image, please click here

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The "Irene": Lorraine Piegaia Writes….

(The Irene, aka ‘the Emerald of Half Moon Bay’ is being returned to her former glory by Leland and Cecily Parsons at Pillar Point Harbor (619) 507-5071; they live in a boat moored at the harbor while restoring the boat. … Continue reading

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1960s: More Breakwater News

From the “Half Moon Bay Review,” 1960s “In a budget request by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the U.S. Congress this week was asked to spent $1 million for improvements in the breakwater located on Half Moon Bay. “Congressman J. Arthur … Continue reading

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In 1949 the Pillar Point Breakwater Committee Met Here

(Photo courtesy Mark Andermahr) The Miramar Hotel (formerly the Palace Miramar) burned in the late 1960s. It was located at the southern end of present-day Mirada Road.

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As Envisioned in 1949: Pillar Point Breakwater

350 people met at the Miramar Hotel (formerly the Palace Miramar) to hear Colonel Freeman Tandy of the Army Corps of Engineers talk about plans for the Pillar Point breakwater, then estimated to cost $5 million. Speakers included Congressman Jack … Continue reading

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1966: Kiewit Co. Bids Low for "Rock Arm" Job At Breakwater

(1978 Pillar Point breakwater.Photo courtesy UCSC map room) From Half Moon Bay Review, Oct. 1966 “Congressman J. Arthur Younger today announced that the apparent low bidder on the extension of the Pillar Point Breakwater was the Kiewit Co. of Richmond, … Continue reading

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Pillar Point 1978

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