11 images. High tide versus Long Beach Harbor sinking, 5 July 1952. General views.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Emery. Date: 1952-07-05. Reporter: Emery, etc. Assignment: High tide vs Long Beach's sinking harbor. 30-31: Ocean water squirting up through crack in asphalt paving beside railroad track on Pier B approach, about two feet below level of 7-foot tide. 42: Looking north toward Long Beach Harbor Commission building on El Embarcadero, showing sand piled as barrier to sea flood. Tops of cars at left background show comparative levels of street and (at right) ocean surface at high tide. 43: East from same spot as #42, showing inundation of old Pier C level by 6.8 ft. tide. Oil wells, city skyline and Navy Landing (at right) in background. 32-33: City workmen sandbagging water's edge at wharf, Pier D, as tide reaches pier level". [... continued]; Caption slip continues: "Photographer: Emery... 47/46: Warehouse on El Embarcadero at left, Long Beach Harbor Commission building in center background. Sand barrier to flood piled almost to eaves of warehouse. Ocean water at right foreground, rising rapidly with two feet to go to 7-foot peak, is held back by thick sand dike. 93/92: Looking north from Berth 18, Pier B, LB Harbor, toward Harbor Commission building at center background, showing sand dike across dock at background and new sandbag barrier at right. Newton Harbor Guard on duty watching near by stored cargoes. 48-49: Looking NE from W bank of LA River mouth at Pier A, showing threatened Palm Beach Park and adjacent area, backgound".