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Old Posted Dec 10, 2013, 9:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
I am surprised this building is gone. It looks fairly modern and the watchtower is really cool.


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From what I can find, it looks like the tower belonged to the Jacobsen Pilot Service. They have since moved to the white building to the left of the roadway near the bottom of the "now" picture.

The following pictures are all taken from the slideshows "Aerials" and "Pierpoint Landing" at

This aerial dates from 1960. At the bottom you can see where the extension to Pier F is being added. On the right, The Rainbow Pier has been filled in.

A year or so later and the piers are nearing completion.

Here are some more pictures of Pierpoint Landing from the '50s and '60s:

1956 - Pierpoint Landing, now with parking lot. Probably taken from the top of the Jacobsen tower.

Late '50s. Note all the oil wells on the skyline.


Contestants from the International Beauty Congress meet the sea lions at Pierpoint Landing, 1961.

There's also a very short (32 second) video on YouTube:

Centennial Moment: Pierpoint Landing
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