Gambling ships of Santa Monica Bay

Growing up in Santa Monica I was fascinated with stories of the once bustling beach and sea front. Stories of floating Casinos and gambling ships were favorite tales. Santa Monica College shares this short video on their history.

Only tangentially related, the story of the Valiant, lost off Avalon on Catalina Isl. is one of my favorite California wreck stories (and dives.)

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One Response to “Gambling ships of Santa Monica Bay”

  1. welcomeabored says:

    Around :31 or :32, can anyone identify the actor standing to the right?  I was thinking maybe Stuart Granger, but no, it’s someone British? and I can’t come up with the name.

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