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June 5, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The USS Iowa won't open to the public until next month, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to see the World War II battleship. I took a 45-minute harbor cruise from San Pedro just before sunset Saturday and came within 100 yards of the ship. The views in the soft light were spectacular, and many aboard the boat oohed and ahhed at the sight of the enormous  ship in its temporary home at Berth 51. It's scheduled to move again Saturday to its more permanent location at Berth 87. Tickets are on sale now for the museum, which opens July 7 ($18 for adults; $10 for children 6 to 17)
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June 5, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The USS Iowa won't open to the public until next month, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to see the World War II battleship. I took a 45-minute harbor cruise from San Pedro just before sunset Saturday and came within 100 yards of the ship. The views in the soft light were spectacular, and many aboard the boat oohed and ahhed at the sight of the enormous  ship in its temporary home at Berth 51. It's scheduled to move again Saturday to its more permanent location at Berth 87. Tickets are on sale now for the museum, which opens July 7 ($18 for adults; $10 for children 6 to 17)
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August 28, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Port of Los Angeles is a gritty industrial landscape of diesel trucks, towering hammerhead cranes, steel shipping containers and boxy cargo vessels whose designers threw any notion of beauty overboard a long time ago. But at Brigantine Boatworks in San Pedro, form is as important as function. Taking shape in the temporary shipyard at the foot of 6th Street are two wooden sailing vessels that look more out of the 19th century than the 21st.
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February 10, 2005
FRIDAY A voice with a hint of a classic Singer-guitarist Madeleine Peyroux, whose voice is strongly evocative of the great Billie Holiday, comes to town for a one-night stand at the El Rey Theatre. Peyroux took an eight-year recording hiatus after the 1996 release of her first album, the critically acclaimed "Dreamland." Peyroux's second CD, "Careless Love," was released last year and has also earned praise. The collection features an eclectic selection of songs by such masters as Bob Dylan, W.
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July 19, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 20 years, the schooner Swift of Ipswich belonged to actor James Cagney, who regularly sailed the 70-footer for pleasure before it was turned into a roadside curiosity in Newport Beach and eventually sold to a wealthy Santa Barbara restaurateur. The Swift's sister ship, Bill of Rights, was the oceangoing equivalent of a dude ranch. As a charter boat on the East Coast, it hauled loads of well-to-do landlubbers who hankered for a taste of the sea.
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February 10, 2005
FRIDAY A voice with a hint of a classic Singer-guitarist Madeleine Peyroux, whose voice is strongly evocative of the great Billie Holiday, comes to town for a one-night stand at the El Rey Theatre. Peyroux took an eight-year recording hiatus after the 1996 release of her first album, the critically acclaimed "Dreamland." Peyroux's second CD, "Careless Love," was released last year and has also earned praise. The collection features an eclectic selection of songs by such masters as Bob Dylan, W.
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August 24, 1999
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December 4, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Electra "Exy" Johnson, who with her late husband, Irving, circumnavigated the globe seven times in 25 years with amateur crews and chronicled their adventures in books, travelogues and National Geographic articles, has died. She was 95. Johnson died of natural causes Nov. 19 in Hadley, Mass., said her son, Robert.
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January 24, 1994 | Times researcher CATHERINE GOTTLIEB
In San Pedro, a working-class town that is home to the nation's busiest commercial port, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute introduces youths from disadvantaged backgrounds to sailing. Educational programs aboard ships have long provided young people with character-building experiences, but most such programs are costly.
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October 10, 2009 | Tony Perry
W.I.B. Crealock, a yacht designer, sailor and sailing author, died Sept. 26 at his home in Carlsbad after breaking his hip in a fall. He was 89. Crealock was part of the "golden age" of fiberglass design in the 1960s, when the use of fiberglass made boats quicker and less expensive to build and easier to handle. He worked for several boat makers, and some of his designs became best-sellers. "He was a good designer, a good sailor and a very good shipmate," said Richard Valdez, retired founder of Orange County-based Columbia Yachts.
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August 28, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Port of Los Angeles is a gritty industrial landscape of diesel trucks, towering hammerhead cranes, steel shipping containers and boxy cargo vessels whose designers threw any notion of beauty overboard a long time ago. But at Brigantine Boatworks in San Pedro, form is as important as function. Taking shape in the temporary shipyard at the foot of 6th Street are two wooden sailing vessels that look more out of the 19th century than the 21st.
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July 19, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 20 years, the schooner Swift of Ipswich belonged to actor James Cagney, who regularly sailed the 70-footer for pleasure before it was turned into a roadside curiosity in Newport Beach and eventually sold to a wealthy Santa Barbara restaurateur. The Swift's sister ship, Bill of Rights, was the oceangoing equivalent of a dude ranch. As a charter boat on the East Coast, it hauled loads of well-to-do landlubbers who hankered for a taste of the sea.
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March 23, 2005 | Daryl Kelley and Spencer Weiner, Times Staff Writers
On a drizzly dawn after a sandbar scuttled the Irving Johnson outside an Oxnard harbor, a crew that had stayed with the beached tall ship overnight, and one that had arrived to help save it, huddled for an emotional group hug Tuesday morning. "The Irving Johnson has got to float again: I've got a lot of myself in that boat," said Marann Fengler, watching from Silver Strand Beach as the ship bobbed sideways in the surf near a rock jetty.
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