#0198 Old Landing


#0198 Old Landing

Site information:

The original site is somewhere inthis vicinity in Newport Bay.  Exactly where, I'm not sure.  Plaque location below.

Nothing remains of the site, as far as I know.

Plaque information:

State plaque located at SW corner of Dover Dr and State Hwy 1, Newport Beach  (the photo of the plaque here are from its older location on Dover Dr)

33.616077, -117.906958

A private plaque is located in Castaways Park, off of Dover Dr.

33.618533, -117.906080

State plaque text:

Old Landing

On September 10, 1870, Captain Samuel S. Dunnells and William A. Abbott opened Newport Bay to commerce when they entered it for the first time on the sternwheel steamer Vaquero. The landing was designated 'Newport'-a new port-by James Irvine, Benjamin Flint, James McFadden, and Robert McFadden. The McFaddens operated a regular shipping service here during the 1870s and 1880s.

Originally registered June 20, 1935. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Newport Beach Historical Society and City of Newport Beach, April 16, 1986.

Registered 6/20/1935