1960s: More Breakwater News

From the “Half Moon Bay Review,” 1960s

“In a budget request by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the U.S. Congress this week was asked to spent $1 million for improvements in the breakwater located on Half Moon Bay.

“Congressman J. Arthur Younger said that the appropriation follows a request for extension of the west arm of the breakwater as made by the U.S. engineers.

“The military engineers made their recommendation following a two-year study at Vicksburg, Miss. where a scale model of the local breakwater was built and tests made.

“The research activity was taken after 1962 when complaints were made by some fishermen and others that there was a “dangerous surge” in the harbor that battered vessels when they were moored to the new pier built with county funds by the San Mateo County harbor commission.

“Entrance to the new harbor, under the new plan, will be from the southeast, according to Congressman Younger. The channel will be 900 ft. wide at its opening and taper to 400 feet. The present width of the mouth of the breakwater is 600 feet…”

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