From the Archives: Navy searchlights illuminate San Pedro night
U.S. Navy searchlights illuminate low clouds during the conclusion of the annual four-day festival in San Pedro. Two hundred searchlights from 34 naval vessels participated in the 30-minute program.
At 6:45 p.m., a boat parade proceeded down the main channel in San Pedro. According to the Los Angeles Times, the craft depicted “history and development of shipping on the Pacific.”
At 8 p.m., the Navy ships began their searchlight display.
During the 30-minute display by the U.S. Navy searchlights, the lights were held stationary for 10 minutes to allow photographers to capture the scene.
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