Newport Beach Mayor Visits Boatbuilding Exhibit

Newport Beach Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield made a surprise visit on June 7 to the Costa Mesa Historical Society’s boatbuilding exhibit.

According to exhibit curator Nancy Pedersen, “He is a really nice man and a fellow Newport High grad. Duffy liked the exhibit and his comment was ‘you need more room!’ I agree. It’s a rich history!”

Duffield is no stranger to the area’s boatbuilding tradition. He invented the popular Duffy electric boat.
The Hull Story is on view at the Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum at 1870 Anaheim Ave. The free exhibit is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays 10am-3pm or by appointment.