Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Point Fermin cliffs

The rocky cliffs of Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, California. The well-known Point Fermin Lighthouse is located nearby. On December 24, 1941, a Japanese submarine torpedoed the lumber freighter Absaroka a short distance away from here. One crewman died after he was struck by falling lumber and knocked overboard. The crippled ship made it to East San Pedro, where it was repaired. The submarine escaped.


DP said...

I am really enjoying your blog! But you look much younger in person.

Anonymous said...

In 1959 or 1960, what was then called a tidal wave, hit the West Coast and destroyed the San Pedro Harbor.
Do you know anything about this event, particularly, the exact date?
I'd like to know because my father had a boat at San Pedro at the time that he was able to get out before the waves hit. I saw San Pedro Harbor after it was destroyed.
Thank you for your help.