Newport Beach – A Look Back

Photo series courtesy of Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society

Newport Beach A Look Back 7.30.19

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Nearly barren! In 1920, the now infamous Wedge had almost nothing built on it. Furthermore, the Harbor had still not been properly dredged, as can be seen in the sandbars visible off Balboa Island (top right). The Harbor would not be completely dredged until the 1930s when federal funding was finally secured.

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