Harbor sinking and repairs, 1952
foreground center is steel dike, with new earth fill at foreground right. 66/67/72/73/98/99/17/70/71: Along east side of Pier C, which has been raised high above sea level, barge loads of rock and gravel from Catalina Island being unloaded by big excavator, put into trucks and piled on pier for filling low harbor areas. A whole mountain is being moved from island to mainland as city tries to keep ahead of rapid sinking of its harbor. 33/32/16: Bulldozer at rock pile. 'Horse-head' oil well pumps at left (some of 33 pumping wells within 200 feet) pull oil from earth as workers labor (background) to haul Catalina rock & gravel into sinking areas".