Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe joined members of the Marina del Rey Historical Society on Friday at their new Fisherman’s Village headquarters to celebrate the publication of the group’s new book, a photographic history of the marina.

The 127-page book, titled “Marina del Rey,” includes more than 200 vintage images related to the world’s largest manmade small-craft harbor and is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.

Photos and captions detail the pre-development landscape of the area,  initial construction of the marina, damage from the great storm surge of 1963, ongoing development of the harbor and cultural milestones along the way.

“The folks at the Marina del Rey Historical Society have created a real treasure here,” Knabe said.

Purchase a copy of the book ($21.99) from noon to 4 p.m. daily at the Marina del Rey Historical Society gallery at Fisherman’s Village, 13737 Fiji Way, C-3. Call (310) 701-1073 or visit marinadelreyhistoricalsociety.org.

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