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Is there a shipwreck at the bottom of the cliffs at Rocky Point in Lunada Bay?

One interesting event that occurred in 1961, which people still talk about, was the running aground of the Greek freighter Dominator just off of Rocky Point. The freighter was heading south along the Palos Verdes coast line, and thinking they had reached the Los Angeles harbor, made an ill-fated left turn too early and ran aground. Only a small amount of remnants of the ship can still be seen at low tide.


The freighter Dominator getting pounded by surf (see video) after running aground at Rocky Point

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen Megowan • August 25 2008 04:44PM
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