Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from their Harbor

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by Geroge and Carmela Cunningham

Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from Their Harbor, tells how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world. An epic tale, Port Town is filled with the true stories of the larger-than-life soldiers of fortune, land-grabbers, lovers, dreamers and builders who were inspired and bewitched by the Port of Long Beach’s mighty promise.
New edition contains biographies of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners from 1925-present.