Dana Point Harbor, Orange County, California (A Shallow-Draft Marina)

by Robert F. Wingard, Orange County Environmental, Management Agency, Santa Ana, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91

Abstract: Dana Point is a shallow draft harbor for 2500 permanently moored vessels. Marina Amenities include boat launching ramps, trailered boat storage, a fuel dock, and sport fishing facilities. Other amenities include retail shopping areas, restaurants, public view and picnic areas, a youth and group educational facility, and a Marine Studies Institute. This paper discusses the development of the marina, from the perspective of planning and design considerations, and construction methods; and includes a discussion of the marina's accomplishments as a recreational and a financial success.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Stadiums and sport facilities | Small craft | Water-based recreation | Energy storage | Construction methods | Storage facilities | Docks | North America | California | United States

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