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Encyclopedia > Terminal Island
Reservation Point at the very southwest tip of Teminal Island.
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Reservation Point at the very southwest tip of Teminal Island.

Terminal Island is an artificial island located in Los Angeles County, California between Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach Harbor. Originally a mudflat known to the Spanish as Isla Raza Du Buena Gente, and later called Rattlesnake Island, it has officially been Terminal Island since 1918. The west half the island is part of the city of Los Angeles, while the rest is part of the city of Long Beach. Image File history File links Terminal-Island. ... Image File history File links Terminal-Island. ... Before Mexico City, Tenochtitlan was an artificial island of 250,000 (Dr Atl) Dejima, not allowed direct contact with nearby Nagasaki Formoza (Gdynia) The World in Dubai An artificial island is an island that has been formed by human, rather than natural means. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California, and the most populous county in the United States, with 10,179,716 residents (as of July 2004)[1]. The county seat is the city of Los Angeles. ... The Port of Los Angeles is located on San Pedro Bay in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, approximately 20 miles (30 km) south of downtown. ... Mudflats in Brewster, Massachusetts extending hundreds of yards offshore at the low tide. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles County Mayor Beverly ONeill (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 170. ...

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History

Depression Era squatters on Terminal Island.
Depression Era squatters on Terminal Island.

The island was home to hundreds of first and second-generation Japanese prior to World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, all of the adult males were incarcerated by the FBI and the rest of the inhabitants were forced to evacuate their homes within 48 hours. The subsequent enactment of Executive Order 9066 sent all West Coast Japanese and Japanese-American citizens to internment camps. The entire village was razed to the ground. Terminal Island Squatters, California, Great Depression, LAPL DB fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Terminal Island Squatters, California, Great Depression, LAPL DB fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece,Norway and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead... Satellite image of Pearl Harbor. ... Exclusion order posted at First and Front Streets in San Francisco, California, directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry. ... The word internment is generally used to refer to the imprisonment or confinement of people, generally in prison camps or prisons, without due process of law and a trial. ...


Because of the relative geographical isolation of the island, the citizens developed their own culture and even their own dialect. After World War II, the Terminal Islanders, naturally, settled elsewhere. However, in 1971, they formed the "Terminal Islanders Club". Since its formation, the members have organized various events for the members. In 2002, the surviving second-generation citizens set up a memorial on Terminal Island to honor their parents.


Ownership

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are the major landowners on the island, who then lease much of their land for container terminals and bulk terminals. The island also hosts canneries, shipyards, Coast Guard facilities, and a Federal Correctional Institution. General Information Founded December 9, 1907 Coordinates  - Latitude  - Longitude 33º4239 N 118º1459 W Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 7500 acres 4200 acres 3300 acres Available Berths 270 Vessel Arrivals 2,813 (FY 2004) Annual container volume 7. ... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ... Canning is a method of preserving food by first heating it to a temperature that destroys contaminating microorganisms, and then sealing it in air-tight jars, cans or pouches. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ... Coast Guard Seal The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a military branch of the United States involved in maritime law, mariner assistance and search and rescue, among other duties of any coast guard. ... Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island (FCI Terminal Island) is a medium-security prison for both men & women (separate facilities) located on Reservation Point on Terminal Island in Los Angeles. ...


The Long Beach Naval Shipyard once took up roughly half of the island, but the base was decommissioned in 1997. Sea Launch has their docking facilities on the mole that was part of the naval station. The Long Beach Naval Shipyard, which closed in 1997, was located at Terminal Island between the cities of Long Beach and San Pedro and approximately 23 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sea Launch command ship Sea Launch Commander Sea Launch launch platform Ocean Odyssey Sea Launch is a spacecraft launch service, which uses mobile sea platform for equatorial launches of commercial payloads on top of specialized Zenit-3SL rockets. ...


Bridges

Terminal Island is connected to the mainland via three bridges. To the west, the distinctively green Vincent Thomas Bridge connects Terminal Island with the Los Angeles neighborhood of San Pedro. It is the third longest suspension bridge in California. The Gerald Desmond Bridge connects Terminal Island to downtown Long Beach to the east. The (also green) Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Lift Bridge joins Terminal Island with the Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington to the north. Image File history File links Vincent_Thomas_Bridge_Fair_Use. ... Image File history File links Vincent_Thomas_Bridge_Fair_Use. ... The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot long suspension bridge crossing the Los Angeles Harbor linking San Pedro, California with Terminal Island. ... The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot long suspension bridge crossing the Los Angeles Harbor linking San Pedro, California with Terminal Island. ... While many cities use water towers to welcome visitors, San Pedro has its name painted on a smokestack. ... A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been made since ancient times. ... Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles County Mayor Beverly ONeill (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 170. ... Wilmington, California is a neighborhood of Los Angeles, with industry as its primary economical activity. ...


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