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Westside Nautical Bar Crawl - 4/30/2011 (Photos start Pg 5)
JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-04-08 08:37 am   Permalink

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On 2011-04-07 16:25, Capt. R.H. Falernum wrote:

Fantastic. I'm in.


Capt. Falernum !! How appropriate. Will Miss Misha be boarding as well ??

I certainly hope so since this is looking to be a very "manly" voyage. BUT that might be appropriate for a Nautical tour...



Ha, ha.

For those who have PM'd me, I'll send out emails in a few weeks.

I hope to shanghai more crew members next weekend in the desert.


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telescopes
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Posted: 2011-04-08 1:07 pm   Permalink

I've got a group of Desert Castaways ready to sail of the day. Should we bring our eye patches and hats?
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congawa
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Posted: 2011-04-11 10:44 am   Permalink

In honor of John-O's Westside Nautical tour, a tribute to the granddaddy of all Westside Nautical establishments, the late great Ship Cafe on the Venice pier (1905-1947; though burned and rebuilt circa 1924, and burned again in 1947):










Caltiki Brent

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-04-11 10:58 am   Permalink

Wow, wonderful! Never knew about this place! What a nice collection of ephemera.

 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-04-11 11:03 am   Permalink

The Ship Cafe burned down again ??

CRAP !! Now I have to take it off the crawl itinerary. I'll swap it out for this great place...





 
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congawa
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Posted: 2011-04-13 10:47 am   Permalink

As much as I love the Tonga Hut, I too would have loved to experience that previous incarnation.

I wish there were more interior shots of the Ship Cafe in its various versions. Fires on the Venice pier (and Ocean Park) were commonplace in those days, usually wiping out a great deal of the pier, buildings and amusement rides (when you think about all the pre-OSHA electrical cables and transformers in an almost all wooden structure, its no surprise). There was one in 1912 that burned everything, which was rebuilt. Then another in 1924. In 1946 the pier (including Ship Cafe) were being dismantled, and there was a mysterious fire in 1947 that finished it all off (usually these fires are caused by one of two things--transients, or insurance arson).

I'll try to scan and post some shots from the 1936 Laurel and Hardy film OUR RELATIONS. In that movie, they go to a restaurant obviously inspired by the Ship Cafe (though all created in the movie studio), but it's a lot more like what it SHOULD have looked like inside (with a high ceiling, rope riggings, masts, and waiters dressed as pirates).

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congawa
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Posted: 2011-04-13 10:56 am   Permalink

For Ship Cafe "completists," here's the only time I've seen the real Ship Cafe in a movie--and it's only the hull for a few split seconds in the background, behind a rollercoaster on Venice pier in this 1935 Keystone Cops tribute KEYSTONE HOTEL.

Forward this YouTube video to 7:10, and through the murky print in the background left you can see part of the Ship Cafe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3CJdGNSCEA

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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-04-13 11:13 am   Permalink

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On 2011-04-13 10:47, congawa wrote:

As much as I love the Tonga Hut, I too would have loved to experience that previous incarnation...


Tonga "Room". Sometimes Tiki is not always better. Ha, ha.

Thanks for the historical background Brent. I'm going to see if Jeffrey Stanton references the Ship Cafe in his encyclopedic book "Venice California, Coney Island of the Pacific".


 
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congawa
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Posted: 2011-04-13 1:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-04-13 11:13, JOHN-O wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-04-13 10:47, congawa wrote:

As much as I love the Tonga Hut, I too would have loved to experience that previous incarnation...


Tonga "Room". Sometimes Tiki is not always better. Ha, ha.

Thanks for the historical background Brent. I'm going to see if Jeffrey Stanton references the Ship Cafe in his encyclopedic book "Venice California, Coney Island of the Pacific".




Oops, my faux paux--Room of course! The Hut's doing just fine, and never was a swimming pool!

Several of the images were linked from Jeffrey Stanton's website. I wish I had his book.

http://www.westland.net/venicehistory/mapsdocs/kp-map16.htm

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Capt. R.H. Falernum
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Posted: 2011-04-13 4:38 pm   Permalink

It looks like Miss Misha will be sailing with us for this event.

Getting excited about the destinations we have in store.... and, oh, how I wish the Ship Cafe could be one of them.


 
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telescopes
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Posted: 2011-04-13 8:22 pm   Permalink

It is, if only in our dreams....

 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-04-14 08:09 am   Permalink

Well at least we still have this "Ships"...



Huh? What? NOOOOO!!

Stupid LA !!


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-04-14 08:12 am   Permalink

BUT not all is lost...



As we'll see on April 30th.


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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-04-18 07:48 am   Permalink



Please RSVP your interest this week.

The headcount stands at 20 and the ship can only safely accommodate 25-30 people. The gangplank will be brought in soon.

I'll send out the voyage logistics via email in a few days.


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2011-04-20 10:44 pm   Permalink

comin soon,
can't wait.

Jeff(btd)



 
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