ventura pier

At one point didn't the pier extend off Seaward ave?

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Jan 15, 2013
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yup
by: arellanes

yes there once was a pier off seward.

Apr 02, 2013
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Seward Pier, 1933/34
by: Anonymous

Yes, my parents lived on Pacific St. In l933 they delivered my identical twin sister and myself. My Grandfather ran the baithouse on the pier,his name was Richard George Stobs and was my Mother's father. I have a photo of my twin and me sitting on the steps of the bait house when we were approximately one year old. My Mother had taken us to the pier to visit Grampa. His old vehicle is show in the background with the hills also in the background. It is a cherished photo of mine as my twin passed away 12/16/12 and now I am the only one of the family left. Joan Mosher
Talley.

Apr 02, 2013
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Seward Pier, 1933/34
by: Anonymous

Yes, my parents lived on Pacific St. In l933 they delivered my identical twin sister and myself. My Grandfather ran the baithouse on the pier,his name was Richard George Stobs and was my Mother's father. I have a photo of my twin and me sitting on the steps of the bait house when we were approximately one year old. My Mother had taken us to the pier to visit Grampa. His old vehicle is show in the background with the hills also in the background. It is a cherished photo of mine as my twin passed away 12/16/12 and now I am the only one of the family left. Joan Mosher
Talley.

Jul 19, 2013
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Here are some early photos of the Pierpont Pier
by: Anonymous


href="http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/pierpontpictures/library/?sort=9&page=1

Jul 19, 2013
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Seward Pier
by: Joan Mosher

My twin sister & I were born in 1933. Our grandfather ran the bait house on the Seward St. pier and he passed away in 1936, so the pier was there at that time. I have a picture of my twin & I sitting on the steps of the bait house taken when we were about one year old. If you go to Facebook and click on Joanie Talley, my timeline will come up and you can see the picture (and others in Ventura. I love the city so much, especially the beach as we more or less grew up on the beach as we lived u7p on the *bluff* and there was no freeway there, we climbed down the bluff & walked to the beach. Those were the days. Ventura will always live inside my heart & soul. My twin sister passed away 12/16/12. God rest her soul. Joanie Mosher Talley

Jul 19, 2013
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Seaward Avenue Pier
by: Deborah

Mrs Moser Talley,
I just get so excited with your story!
I am not from Ventura but i consider this my home i lived down on Pierpont & Monmouth @ 2161Pierpont blvd.
I just love this Beach the Rincon & Emma Woods SD state beaches. I collect seaglass while on the beach i walk my two Shar-Pei's spend tym reflecting life
I am so sorry to hear about ur twin i am sorry for ur loss.
I will be looking at those pictures
Thank-You So Very Much
Deborah

Ps
I was the question ?
God Bless You

Jul 19, 2013
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Thank you!!!
by: Michael - Fun-in-Ventura.com

Anonymous...whoever you are, thanks so much for link to these great photos, we really appreciate it.

Nov 11, 2013
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thank you
by: kathy

thank you so much for the pictures! I think a few of the houses in those pics are still in the neighborhood!!!! i am so interested in the history of pierpont, im having a hard time finding info so I am so excited to find this website!! we just moved to the area and love it!!!

Mar 17, 2014
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Yes, there was a pier off of Seaward Avenue
by: Celia

My family moved to the Pierpont area during the summer of 1961 and, at that time, there was what we called the "little pier" off of Seaward Avenue -- as opposed to the "big pier" off of California Street.

The Seaward pier must have been washed away in a storm or torn down due to deterioration sometime in the early- to mid-60s, because it no longer existed just a few years later. I lived down at the end of Seaward once again in 1972 and it was not there then.

Mar 18, 2014
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Celia
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for writing every bit helps

Mar 19, 2014
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love these pictures
by: Deborah T

July 19th 2013
i wish you left your name
these pictures i love them
hi my name is deborah i started this topic
thank you so much

Mar 19, 2014
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love these pictures
by: Deborah T

July 19th 2013
i wish you left your name
these pictures i love them
hi my name is deborah i started this topic
thank you so much

Mar 19, 2014
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great Seaward picture
by: kathy

There is a wonderful picture in the donut shop next to Starbucks on Seaward. It is one of the pictures on this thread. I actually asked the owner of the shop and she will get me in touch with the person that got her that picture. Someone else told me that there is a shop on Main st that sells them.

Mar 19, 2014
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great Seaward picture
by: kathy

There is a wonderful picture in the donut shop next to Starbucks on Seaward. It is one of the pictures on this thread. I actually asked the owner of the shop and she will get me in touch with the person that got her that picture. Someone else told me that there is a shop on Main st that sells them.

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ventura pier

by Nate
(Ventura, CA)

I was on the Ventura Pier in the late 80's during a big swell. The next day we checked the surf and most of the pier was gone. What was the date when the storm took the pier?

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Oct 19, 2010
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Ventura Pier prone to beatings by storm waves
by: Michael - Fun in Ventura


Thanks Nate. The Ventura pier has been damaged by storms several times in recent history. The most damage caused around the time you're talking about ocurred on January 23,1986. About 10 pilings were knocked loose, but the pier was still standing.

It was also damaged in January 1983 when it lost several pilings, and it just recently lost another piling on January 19, 2010.

But the worst damage was on December 13, 1995 when waves close to 20 feet ripped off over 400 feet of the pier.

Thanks again for your Ventura history question, hope this was helpful.

Aug 04, 2013
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ventura pier
by: Anonymous

I was told that the house at the end of Bard Lane was owned by the person who built the 1st pier. It was moved to its current location.

Nov 23, 2013
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Growing up on the beach
by: IDarryl Robinson

I can remember the winter storms and me and my brother Danny Robinson"God rest his soul" would go out to surf. While the waves were breaking higher then the pier I was paddling out and it was hell, man I came over a swell of 15 feet or more and there it was a 25 or 30 foot white wash coming right at me! I woke up spitting water on the rocks of the point ribs cracked head banged up and Danny smiling.Dan tells me to watch how he gets out there,ok I watch him head for the pier and claim over the barricade go to the end and jumped in! Crazy he was not Fearless yes. He caught a 15 footer or so all the way to shore.

Dec 28, 2015
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Thank You
by: Russell

The pictures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.

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Ventura Pier - another off Seaward Avenue

Someone asked if "at one point, did the pier extend off Seaward Avenue.

The answer is no. When my family moved to the Pierpont area during the summer of 1961, there were two piers -- the "big pier" was what we called the one that still exists, and a "little pier" was a shorter version of same that extended off of Seaward Avenue. It was probably just a fishing pier, and pretty flimsy -- must have washed away in a storm within 1-2 years, or possibly torn down because it was no longer safe.

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Nov 19, 2014
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The Real Ventura Pier
by: Rellis Smith

Ventura Pier

There is something almost mystical about the ocean at night. For me, that sense of magic is heightened when I'm on a pier at night. Such was the case one evening in Ventura the wind had disappeared and it was the kind of night that attracts visitors to the Ventura Pier.

A huge bright orange ball seemed to sink into the Pacific and, as the lights took control, schools of fish could be seen slashing their way through the phosphorescent water. You can take a leisurely walk out to the end of the pier stopping to get a glimpse of a fish or two being hauled in, or you can take a break and sit on any of the many dedicated benches that line both sides of the pier.

That night I wasn’t really fishing, my wife and I had decided to come to the pier to have a great dinner at the beautiful restaurant that occupies the beginning of the pier, this restaurant is called Erick Erickson’s and has not only some real fine food offerings, beer, wine and delicious cocktails, but boasts of the best sunset viewing in the entire Ventura Area.

There is also a smaller restaurant alongside Erick’s, it is owned and operated by the daughter of the owner of Erick’s. It is a very popular "Taco Joint" called "The Pier Taco House". They offer a large range of Tacos, Burritos, Wine, Beer and Cocktails; all dinning is on the outdoor patio which is heated with a whole bunch of space heaters. They also offer excellent music on the weekends for free to enhance your eating pleasure.

As you set watching the blue rippling ocean with the sun setting in the West, occasionally a large school of small fish would happen by, this is called a bait ball. Along with the bait ball hordes of Pelicans would be diving, schools of Dolphins would be circling and jumping to catch the bait fish, a few large Sea lions would get in on the action by darting back and forth through the bait ball, all of this commotion would cause bits of small fish to be floating everywhere and this would of course attract the hundreds of Seagulls that live along the pier and shore line. Once this dance reached its crescendo you would think a bunch of choreographers had designed the action.

We were even, on a couple of early evenings, rewarded with a viewing of a large Gray Whale slowly drifting by on its way either North or South depending on the time of year. It is also not uncommon to see schools of Dolphins lazily swimming by the pier on the way to some unknown, by us, destination. Of course there is always the sighting of either large Sea Lions or smaller Seals.

If you would like to read the rest of this story go to rellis39@wix.com/ventura-gadfly.

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Storm causes pier and beach destruction

by Jay Guthrie
(Ky USA)

I'm trying too find out what year and how much damage was done after this storm hit in the late 60's or early 70's when the Ventura pier was rebuilt. It also Made Deep pools along the shore. I was a kid then and use too go fishing off the pier every weekend except that week. The storm was bad enough too damage property from Oxnard too Santa Barbra.

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