Curtin Maritime Celebrates the Work Anniversaries of Employees With Rolex Watches.
The Curtin Maritime family recently celebrated the ten-year work anniversaries of two key employees Brad Ballensky and Dionta Carter. Capt. Martin Curtin and Chief Engineer Jason Burcombe presented them both with beautiful timepieces by Swiss Luxury Watch Maker Rolex®.
The Becker #1 well, located on Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County, first made history in the 1890’s when it was one of the first offshore wells drilled in the U.S. and is once again making history as one of the first of these vintage offshore wells to be permanently abandoned.
In 1949, the Port of Long Beach gave this old oil derrick to Captain Jacob Jacobsen to use as a radar tower. This was the first private, shore-side radar in the United States! At the time, radar was new technology. The oil derrick is estimated to be built before 1910! Because the tower doesn't meet earthquake engineering standards, in 2022 JPS decided to replace the tower.
(Video courtesy of the Port of Long Beach)