The name came from the fact that they were planted by early Missionaries.
The commercial birth of the wine industry took hold not much later in the mid to late 1800′s.
The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and is among the world's largest shipping ports.
The city also maintains a progressively declining oil industry with minor wells located both directly beneath the city as well as offshore.
Images from top, left to right: Long Beach skyline from Bluff Park, RMS Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific Blue Cavern exhibit, TTI Terminal at Port of Long Beach, Villa Riviera, Metro Blue Line, Long Beach Lighthouse Long Beach is the 36th most populous city in the United States and the 7th most populous in California.
It is located on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California. Long Beach is the second largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and the third largest in Southern California behind Los Angeles and San Diego.
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