Volunteer for DPHS at the 30th Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival September 5, 6, & 7th

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Events, Sailing Heritage, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us in volunteering for the Historical Society’s Toshiba Tall Ships Festival Booth September 5, 6, & 7th.  It is fun to talk to visitors!! Friday, September 5th: 2:30 pm in the harbor:  deliver the tent, sand bags tables, chairs to our site near the Ocean Institute.  Tent cover and overnight security will protect items. Think about grabbing a bite to eat at one of our harbor eateries and stay to watch the tallships sunset...

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Wednesday, February 26, Meeting Set for 7 P.M. at City Hall Chambers

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Events, Sailing Heritage, Surfing Heritage, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our featured guests at our February meeting will be Joe Dunn, author of the book Pocket of Paradise: The Story of Beach Road and his guest, local sailing legend Wayne Schafer. In the book, Joe Dunn tells the story of Capistrano Beach’s Beach Road from the days of Junipero Serra to the early development by the Doheny family and to the creation of the Hobie Cat sailboat right there on the beach. He introduces the locals, tells the stories, and...

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Save the Date of February 26 For a Special Presentation

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Events, Sailing Heritage, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

  Our featured guests at our February meeting will be Joe Dunn, author of the book Pocket of Paradise: The Story of Beach Road and his guest, local sailing legend Wayne Shafer. In the book, Joe Dunn tells the story of Capistrano Beach’s Beach Road, from the days of Junipero Serra to the early development by the Doheny family and to the creation of the Hobie Cat sailboat right there on the beach. He introduces the locals, tells the...

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Gangway 5, Dana Point Harbor

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Historic Homes, Preservation, Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

Robert Harrison Gangway 5, Dana Point Harbor 1926 Schooner, Curlew Website: http://sailcurlew.com Featured as part of the 2009 Historical Society Home Tour, the Curlew is moored in Dana Point Harbor. The historic 1926 schooner is described as being built in Wiscasset, Maine for a member of the New York Yacht Club and was raced often in the Newport to Bermuda race. Originally configured as a standard schooner, the Curlew was redesigned as a...

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Curlew Receives Historic Designation

Posted by on Nov 22, 2009 in 2009-11, Historic Designation Registry, Preservation, Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

On Monday, October 19, the Dana Point Planning Commission approved historic designation for Curlew, a 1926 Schooner moored in the Dana Point harbor. The commissioners started the meeting with a site visit aboard Curlew, adjourned, and then reconvened at the Council Chambers for the remainder of the meeting. The Historical Society, along with Curlew’s owner, Bob Harrison, advocated for the designation based upon the fundamental historic port...

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Surfing Legends

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

Dana Point Surfing Legends Many surfing legends lived, worked, and surfed in Dana Point. Brief descriptions of some of these men and women follow in alphabetical order: Drummond, Ron: learned to surf as a kid on his mother’s ironing board; “his creativity in ‘shooting the curl’ has been a legend of Capistrano Bay for several decades and several generations”; “one of California’s champion water sportsmen, he went on winning gold...

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