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Harbor Patrol: 1958

Harbor Patrol: 1958

Richmond, California, circa 1958. "Harbor Patrol." Helming a Glasspar Seafair. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

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Sam Brown duty belt with issue "dump pouch"

These fine looking officers were wearing the standard issue brand belts for many years. I first bought and was later issued these Sam Brown duty belts with bullet dump boxes. My dump boxes held 6 bullets each which gave me a total of 18 rounds.

I just bet these officers were carrying Model 10 Smith and Wesson Revolvers. Possibly an earlier model, not sure.

Those were the days.......

Patched Up

The officer on the left wears a shoulder patch that dates from the 1940s, although some versions had the letter P between the wings. The officer on the right is sporting a patch that features a view of Shimada, Japan, which became Richmond's sister city in October 1961.

TV shows galore

This one reminds me of Harbor Command staring Wendell Corey on TV 1957-58. It was supposed to be the workings of the US Coast Guard but I don't remember Corey in uniform. It was a good show though. Yes, the man on the right does look like the Skipper (Alan Hale, Jr.) in the Gilligan TV show.

["Harbor Command" was a fictional organization created for the TV show of that name. It was basically "Highway Patrol" with boats, but full of location photography in the San Francisco of 1958. -tterrace]

El Toros

Looks like part of the Richmond Yacht Club's fleet of El Toro dinghies in the background.

Adjust the rabbit ears

I remember this TV show. The only character missing in this photo is little Billy's dog Sparky, which was always coming to the rescue in the nick of time.

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It was only supposed to be a 3 hour tour.

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