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#381:  Site of Old Whaling Station

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Location:

Portuguese Bend Club, Palos Verdes Dr. and Maritime Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes

33.734837,-118.354483

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

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 abandoned because of a lack of fuel rather than vessels.



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