San Pedro Harbor is part of “The Port of Los Angeles”, the biggest container port in the United States. 1.2 billion dollars worth of cargo comes in and out of the port each day. There are many San Pedro landmarks but one of the most famous is the Vincent Thomas Bridge, a 1,500-foot long suspension bridge linking San Pedro with Terminal Island. The bridge is named after California Assemblyman Vincent Thomas and is the third longest suspension bridge in California. Nearby are the Battleship USS Iowa educational museum & the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, the largest maritime museum in California. There is also the “Ports O’ Call” tourist destination built in 1963 which provides shopping venues, waterfront eateries and Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, a permanent craft marketplace housed inside the historic World War II Naval Warehouse #10. Located in San Pedro’s section of “The Port of Los Angeles” is the largest cruise ship terminal on the West Coast of the United States. The Port’s “World Cruise Center” has three passenger ship berths transporting over 1 million passengers annually. Every summer, Point Fermin Park plays host to the “Shakespeare by the Sea festival.” Shakespeare by the Sea offers admission free performances. Their mission is to provide culturally diverse audiences with theatrical encounters. Although closed right now for construction, the Waterfront Red Car trolley/shuttle is a 1.5-mile heritage streetcar line that provides public transportation along the waterfront. It is scheduled to re-open early 2017. When it re-opens use it to easily access many more of San Pedro’s attractions!
Tim grew up in Palos Verdes, sailing in King Harbor since age 7 and racing by age 9. A dedicated racer, he has participated in most every seasons Twilight series, Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race, and many Ensenada races. Not just a sailor, Tim has cruised extensively along the entire west coast, USVI & BVI, as well as crossed the Atlantic 4 times from Antigua to Viarreggio, Italy. With a deep love for all things ocean related, Tim continues to make time for racing, cruising, diving, and surfing. His lifetime of varied boating has provided Tim with a broad knowledge of most boats. After 15 years of yacht sales, with 8 of them Catalina, Tim brings a wealth of experience to the Seacoast team.
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