Dory Fish Market - Newport Beach, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 33° 36.476 W 117° 55.744
11S E 413809 N 3719072
Quick Description: This elevated boat greets visitors to the historic Dory Fishing Fleet, founded in 1891.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2016 8:39:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMR9WA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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Long Description:
The following verbiage is taken from Wikipedia to describe this fish market's rich history:

The Dory Fishing Fleet and Market is a beachside fishing cooperative located in the city of Newport Beach, California. It was founded in 1891 at the base of what was then McFadden Wharf, now known as the Newport Pier. The Dory Fleet, a registered historical landmark, is considered the last beachside cooperative of its kind in the United States.

The Dory Fleet Market was founded in late 1891 when an enterprising fisherman started marketing his catch directly to the public rather than going through wholesalers. The market is open 5 days a week. Saturdays have the most diverse catch, where live crab, sea urchin, fish, spot prawns, snails, spiny lobster and sea cucumbers are available depending on the season. Each day the fishermen launch their boats at around 2 AM,returning at around 6 to 9 AM with that day's catch.

There are numerous articles about the Dory Fleet Fish Market and a couple can be read here and here. You can also visit the fish market website here.

Is there a tour: I don't know

If boat is a garden what was planted in it: Not listed

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