Retired worker relives 1983 storm that wiped out Union Oil Pier in Avila Beach

The Union Oil Pier in Avila Beach was demolished and every pier in San Luis Obispo County was damaged when a powerful storm hit in March 1983.
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The Union Oil Pier in Avila Beach was demolished and every pier in San Luis Obispo County was damaged when a powerful storm hit in March 1983.

‘We got three guys in the water!’ — 1983 storm wiped out Union Oil Pier

February 23, 2018 02:56 PM

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .