Category Archives: On the Waterfront

Dead Man’s Point

One of the most grisly historic sites in downtown San Diego is also one of the least known. Even worse, the inconspicuous plaque that marks the location of Punta de los Muertos (Dead Man’s Point) is almost certainly wrong. That’s too bad; the true … Continue reading

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A Birthday for the USS Neversail

The next time you drive along Harbor Drive between the airport and Nimitz Boulevard, give a quick salute to the gray Naval frigate parked just beyond the Starbucks at Liberty Station. It will celebrate its 60th birthday next Monday (July … Continue reading

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Ft. What?

Ask a dozen randomly chosen San Diegans the location of Ft. Rosecrans or — tougher still — Ft. Guijarros, and if more than one could come up with the answer, I’d be surprised. The irony is that anyone who’s ever gazed out over … Continue reading

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Spectacul-air!

The San Diego leg of the Red Bull air races don’t officially start till Saturday (May 9), but the warm-ups have already begun, and they can be pretty diverting in themselves. I was downtown Wednesday afternoon and among those enthralled by the … Continue reading

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On the (Working) Waterfront

Happily, the Port of San Diego is once again offering free two-hour tours of its domain. One’s a waterborne excursion and the other is given in a bus.  I took both last fall, when Port officials were feverishly lobbying against the … Continue reading

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Rebirth of a Wetland

Of the 17 coastal wetland areas within the San Diego region, the San Dieguito Lagoon once ranked among the biggest. The marsh area alone is believed to have covered more than 600 acres.  But fish and marine creatures weren’t the only ones … Continue reading

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World-class Parking Lot

Detroit’s automakers and America’s car dealers aren’t the only parts of the car industry feeling the heavy hand of the current economic malaise. Business at Pasha Automotive Services at the National City Marine Terminal has been off by 30% this … Continue reading

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