The State of California grants the tidelands areas to the City of Long Beach for port operations. Tidelands are defined as those lands and water areas along the coast of the Pacific Ocean seaward of the ordinary high tide line to a distance of three miles.
The tidelands are granted to the City of Long Beach in trust for the people of the State. The tidelands trust not only restricts the use of the tidelands, but also the use of income and revenue generated from businesses and activities conducted on the tidelands. The tidelands and tidelands revenues must be used for purposes related to harbor commerce, navigation, marine recreation and fisheries.
June 2 — The S.S. Iaqua, seen at right, offloads some 280,000 feet of redwood lumber at the harbor's municipal pier, and the Port of Long Beach is officially in business.
The Port of Long Beach is officially dedicated on June 24 when Mayor Charles Windham and the Municipal Band lead a parade of the citizenry from Pine Avenue and Ocean to Pier 1 on Channel 3 in the inner harbor.
The Los Angeles Dock and Terminal Co. declares bankruptcy and turns over the harbor's dredging projects to the City of Long Beach. The city completes the dredging of channels and a turning basin.
The first Board of Harbor Commissioners is formed to oversee harbor operations.