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    Red Face Black Pearl viewing trip

    Well some of you may know that the Black Pearl is now in port at Berth 46 San Pedro California. We took a trip to go see the ship and was surprised at how many people did not know what the ship was and why it was in port.

    Include is a viewing map for your best chances to see the Pearl!

    Map of San Pedro Harbor. 1 is the Black Pearl!


    Site 1 annotated by "2" is right at the front gates of the San Pedro Boat Yard company. It is private property with a locked gate and security shack. We talked to the security guard to see if we could go see the ship but as assumed the answer was NO! Great view of the rigging, yardarms, and masts....hull is obstructed by buildings.

    Site 2 annotated by "3" provides great viewing of the stern of the Pearl. Slightly obstructed by rigging from sailboats in Marina Hotel harbor. We tried to get onto the docks but no one was around to let us in the locked gates. Owners and guests ONLY! If you move your way around the outside of the harbor you may get shots like this:



    With a high power 20X zoom and tripod on a Panasonic Lumix:



    Site 3 annotated by "4" is at the Cabrillo Marina boat launch. This gives you an excellent view of the Pearl from a starboard quarter perspective. Watch out for launches and fish guts!



    Finally Site 4 annotated by "5" provides some of the best viewing and photography. Be sure to use a zoom on your camera. This area provides you with a starboard midships perspective.



    And finally a photograph using a 20x zoom and than stitching the images together. This shot was taken at the end of the jetty. Park your car in the lot and walk out half way down the jetty.



    Well happy hunting and be sure not to get in trouble when at the locked gates!!!!

    Rumor has it that the Flying Dutchman may be arriving as well. Supposedly some final sea battle scenes are to filmed off the coast of Palos Verdes, CA. Locals...please keep your eyes open and let us know what you see. I sure do wish they would have an Open House for us infatuated POTC fans!

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Wow. Someone's a night owl (or would it be early bird) like me.

    Thank you for all this work and laying it all out so nicely. I live in Lakewood and grew up in LA and have spent lots of time in the San Pedro area. I am hoping that my brother and I will be able to go check this out next week and you have just made my life easier.

    On a side note. My daughter has a friend who works on and sails one of the tall ships (not The Lady Washington but its sister ship, though she has also sailed The Lady Washington). The other day she and her Dad got to go out with the crew and the captain said, "shall we sail by The Black Pearl on our way out of the harbor?" Of course, YES! She did not have her camera but her Dad did. I have not seen the pictures yet, but if I can get my hands on them and they are good I will try and post them.

    I plan to take my camera when I go and will see what kind of pictures I can get.

    I love this stuff. By the way ... saw POC2 at El Cap this past Saturday. What a blast.

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    wow nice!
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    Atleast we know they find jack since the black pearls there.






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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Fabulous pics of the Pearl! I'll definitely be making a trip to San Pedro this week.

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Wow, what a find! Thanks so much for sharing photos for those of us who do not live close enough to make this tip ourselves.

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    I'm to far away to make pilgrimage to the Pearl, but it was cool to see the pics. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    awesome , just awesome , THANKS!!

    might have to make a trip down there , how close can you get to it?

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    WOW, you guys get all that good stuff down there in Hollywood Land!

    Thanks, that was awesome to see her like that!
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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Way cool - thanks for sharing - that would be really neat to see in person.

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    A quick follow up with more pictures. These pics were taken from the front gate of the San Pedro Boat Yard. Notice locked gates!!!!

    Anyone know someone who knows someone that works for San Pedro Boat yards that could get us a tour??? I checked with a friend of mine that works for the Port of Los Angeles and he said he would check into this for me but he doesn't think he will be able to get me onboard!







    Remember to keep a weathered eye out on the horizon for the Flying Dutchman! Arrrr!

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    Question Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Do you think it would be visible from the Catalina Ferry out of Long Beach?

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Anyone know how long she'll be in port?
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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy999
    Anyone know how long she'll be in port?
    Filiming is supposed to begin in August. All filming scenes in the Caribbean are completed. Final scenes are to be sea battles and than it is off to the editing room for ILM to work their CGI magic!

    I would assume that they have at least 75 days of filming left.

    Most of this info is from bits and pieces I have been seeing on the Internet. Interviews from Comic-Con, EW magazine and snippets from newspapers and mags!

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Hopefully no one called the Coast Guard and told them pirates were attacking the port.

    Great pictures though

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    Re: Black Pearl viewing trip

    Sweet.

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