A View of the Pier

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A view northward from the surfside Pacific Electric right-of-way in the Southern Division appears to show the Huntington Beach pier.

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  • Paul Venne
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    If that is Surfside in the foreground that would be the Seal Beach Pier in the distance and the southern Seal Beach breakwater in the foreground. Area on the immediate right is now Seal Beach US Navy facility. If the distant white smokestack is the Huntington Beach power station then the foreground is north Balboa Penninsula and the pier is Huntington.

  • Bob Davis
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    The Huntington Beach Generating Station wasn’t built until the early 1950’s. There was an LA Gas & Electric power plant at Seal Beach near the present SCE and LADWP plants.
    I didn’t realize that the track was that close to the ocean. Any closer and the interurban cars would have to be inspected by the Coast Guard.

  • David Moser
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    A section of P.E. rail is still visible in the sands of Huntington Beach,at the ‘Dog Beach” section.

  • Jim Gannon
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    During winter months buses would replace transets at North Long Beach. They would need to operate through Garden Grove as these homes and PCH would [and still do]flood during extream high tides and storms from the south.

  • Greg Mosholder
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    The is definitely looking west at the Seal Beach pier and the Seal Beach Steam Plant. This line was double tracked to Huntington Beach until 1941 and single track to Newport Beach. This photo was taken before the double track was taken out and the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station was built which was in 1942. I collected things from the power plant before its demolition in 1967 and I know what it looked like from any angle.

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