Re: Diving the LA Breakwater

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Posted by SDM on May 18, 2012 at 08:17:36:

In Reply to: Diving the LA Breakwater posted by Walter Marti on May 17, 2012 at 23:02:39:


It has been years-- decades -- since I last dove the Break Waters..
It use to be a treasure trove for boat anchors. Our tribe developed specialized equipment to mark and recover anchors. My record was 12 in one day--I recall Ed Mossbrooke, (the first recreational diver to dive Farnsworth-December 1960) beat my record by three..those were the daz..

Is the HMS Bounty (from the 1930s movie with Clarke Gable) or parts or portions still visable on the break water? In the 1950s/1960s it was almost intact - I suspect not much remains..

The harbor/breat water became so poluted in the 1960s/1970s-combined with the death of F&G Bio Earl Elbert from boood poisoning as a result of a cut he suffered while doing a break water inspection that the breakwaters became off limits- so no more anchors..

Interesting - I have not thought of the breakwaters as a diving location for years..all I ever read about is the Dive Park (Oh Joy! or or you or Phils adventure complete with pictures..

Both of you should consider diving there more often


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