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  • Collection: Evolution of Long Beach's Beaches

The Long Beach Shipyard: Wave Killer

Photo of two individuals alongside the mechanical crane "Herman the German". The creation of the shipyard was also the end to the thriving surf culture of Long Beach as it prevented the surfable waves from entering the shoreline.

Old Pike Rollercoaster: The Cyclone Racer

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Aerial view of the Pike rollercoaster, Cyclone Racer, prior to its closure.

What Was Once Long Beach's Thriving Surf Culture

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A photo of surfers enjoying their time on the beach in 1938 during Long Beach's thriving surf era