Friday, September 28, 2018

"Why oil derricks are disguised as islands off the Long Beach coast"

Curbed:

To create the four islands, between 10 and 12 acres each, around 640 tons of boulders were transferred from Catalina Island, and 3.2 million cubic yards of sand were dredged from the ocean.

Soon more than 500 people were hard at work shaping man-made islands in the placid San Pedro Bay. The islands were ingeniously designed in a bowl shape, so that runoff would not contaminate the surrounding water.