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Aces & Spades
Aces & Spades
At first a place few people went,
the sea turned happy accident
when dreamers and fistfuls of dollars
spawned resorts beside the waters.
The early efforts flooded out—
then came North Shore Beach & Yacht,
a happening place for 60’s swingers
with one of SoCal’s largest marinas.
Speedboat races, water skiing
and glamorous cocktail evenings
drew Hollywood celebs galore—
the Beach Boys, Jerry Lewis and more.
But déjà-vu lurked ever-ready—
another flood took out the jetty.
Boarded up, the club remains
the lost ark of Aces & Spades.
Copyright ©2005-08 Bill Dahl and Cynthia Anderson