Week of July 1st, 2019
Video. Here we go. Flip movie of the Romeo Pier deconstruction…going, going, gone.
But…what about a new floating park, in its place? Watch the video to the end for a cool surprise ;-)
Check out the great inside shots by the San Mateo County Harbor District’s blog on the deconstruction of the Romeo Pier.
Lead-based paint abatement using a process that encapsulates the old lead-based paint to prevent the toxic paint from falling into the water. It’ll be completely down in 30 days.
Built in 1940, the wharf served as a place for Coastside fishermen to unload sardines and salmon for decades, long before the harbor breakwater was built. Today that age is really starting to show, and harbor officials say it could be only a matter of time before the pier falls apart on its own.
Joe Romeo branded cans of his seafood with a cartoon fish wearing glasses and named the image Charlie, after his son. The fishing side of the business was later sold to Star-Kist Tuna (see videos below), which adopted Charlie the Tuna as the company mascot.
Romeo Pier Before….
Starkist all natural tuna!