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"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it" --Edmund Burke "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history most important of all the lessons of history" --Aldous Huxley "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it" Winston Churchill Catalina Islander's Recreational Summary Av'tlon's %e~en Da~ Forecast Shows Nightly at 7:30pm Rated PG-13 Admission: Adult $15.00, Senior or Child $13.00 Matinee - Saturday & Wednesday 4:30pm Admission: Adult $10.00, Senior or Child $8.00 Every Tuesday $8.00 Admission Peak Fishino.. Times This V~eek ~ecreational Forecast Tannino Index l,ast V~ eek's Almanac Tides This ~,Veek Wealher ~lrivia is the ina BY CHUCK LIDDELL LLE IN 189_ Conclusion of the Restaurant), as if running to a fire ! quaries turned out 5,000 tons. The new procedure had the "greet- Gold, silver, and lead mines at series on Island life ers" strung out in two rows along Cherry Valley proved to be very in the year 1893 the Steamer Pier so that the newly prosperous. By Aug. 25, the val- arrived passengers would have to ley had provided 45 tons of value- If you have any questions, sug- run the "gauntlet," with friendly, able metals. According to assays gestions, or comments, please but enthusiastic, remarks of all made by the smelters, Selby and send them to me, chuckliddell, types hurled at them by those Company of San Francisco, the catalina@gmail.com, already established in Avalon. metals went for $156/ton. Selby's In June 1893, the four-page There was a small railroad type offered Sill/ton for metals to be Avalon Crusoe, editor Brainerd track on the wharf that was used to delivered to San Francisco. The Hanby (the son of the composer of move the luggage and other freight offer was accepted and shipments "Darling Nellie Gray"), became to a shed on the shore. On Aug. 12, continued until the end of August. Avalon's third and only newspa- a "force pump" for salt water was By the end of the season, the per, as the other two, The Jewfish installed near the bathhouse on visitor count was a bit disappoint- (1889), and The Avalon Avalanche the North/West side of the beach, ing, Expected tourism from the (1892) had only lasted one sea- This water was used by the sprin- East was down and the "Chicago son each. Only 10 issues of The kling carts on the streets, to keep Exposition" was partially blamed Crusoe were published from June the dust level to a minimum as for the lack of visitors. Undaunted, to September. well as being used in case of fire. the Banning Brothers continued It had the capacity of 8,000 gal- to talk of a winter resort at the The Banning's company, Wilmington Transportation Co. lens an hour that could be thrown Isthmus with a park-like atmo- provided steamers every Monday, 100 feet high, and was forced by a sphere. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and 10-horse power engine. Water was being supplied to Sunday. The excitement of the During the first week ofAugust, it by a pump from Cottonwood steamers' arrivals was unparal- the Bannings shipped from 10-20 Canyon. The future looked very leled by any other activity in the tons of pebbles as well as 10,000 promising for all of those who now busy town of Avalon. When sea shells of various kinds and now depended on the Banning the steamer's whistle blew as they sizes from Catalina to the Chicago Brothers for their very existence entered the harbor, tourists would World's Fair. The quarries were and prosperity. Everyone was sure run to the Steamer Pier (location supplying rock for the San Pedro that 1894 was going to be a better of the present Bluewater Avalon breakwater. In July alone, the year. Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunny Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny 73/53 75/53 75/52 78/56 74/52 71/52 69/51 Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% 10-2131415 8191101 11+ I 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High, 11+: Extreme Exposure Date HM1 Low 1/12 59 50 65/49 0.00" 1/13 61 50 65/49 0.00" 1/14 65 55 65/49 0.00" 1/15 66 56 65/49 0.00" 1/16 67 58 65/49 0.00" 1 / 17 71 59 65/49 0.00" 1/18 69 59 65/49 0.00" lf the air is cold and dry, what t ~ type of snow is made? "aap~od ::l'a"~'llV Today we will see sunny skies with a high temperature of 73, humidity of 17%. The ~ AM PM record high temperature for today is 86 set in Fri 2:29-4:29 1:59-3:59 1953. Expect mostly clear skies tonight with an Sat 3:22-5:22 2:52-4:52 overnight low of 53. The record low for tonight Sun 4:15-6:15 3:45-5:45 is 36 set in 1958. Saturday, skies will be sunny Men 5:06-7:06 4:36-6:36 with a high temperature of 75, humidity of 21%. Tue 5:58-7:58 5:28-7:28 Skies will be mostly clear Saturday night with an Wed 6:49-8:49 6:19-8:19 overnight low of 53. Expect sunny skies Sunday Thu 7:41-9:41 7:11-9:11 with a high temperature of 75. Skies will be mostly sunny Monday with a high temperature of 78. Tuesday, skies will be sunny with a high temperature of 74. Avalon Catalina Harbor Da~ nigh l~w High Low Da~ tl~ Low ~ Fri 10:52 am 4:54 am None 5:39 pm Fri 10:57 am 5:02 am None 5:47 pm Sat 12:06am5:56amll:47am 6:24pm Sat 12:llam 6:04amll:52am 6:32pm Sun 12:58am7:llam12:54pm 7:13pm Sun l:03am7:19am12:59pm 7:21pm Men 1:57 am8:41 am 2:23 pm 8:12 pm Men 2:02 am 8:49am2:28 pm 8:20 pm Tue 3:02am 10:lSam 4:15pm9:23pm Tue 3:07am10:26am 4:20pm9:31pm Wed 4:09am ll:37am 5:54pm10:40pm Wed 4:14amll:45am 5:59pm10:48pm Thu 5:llam 12:36pm 7:01pmll:46pm Thu 5:16am12:44pm 7:06pro ll:54pm Sun/Moon Chart This "Week Weather Histo~ - Northeastern Colorado ~ D_a ~ Sun.~t ~ M~n~t [ [ experienced its most severe windstorm[ First')~'~Fri 6:53a.m.5:16p.m.9:01a.m. 9:18p.m. ~('~ Last J ||in years. A wind gust to 92 mph was| 1/26 ,,,~.,~ Sat 6:53 a.m. 5:17 p.m. 9:42 a.m.10:24 p.m. ~'~,t 2/11 I [[recorded at Boulder, Colo. before! v Sun 6:52a.m. 5:18p.m. 10:22a.m.ll:28p.m, v I ! | the anemometer blew away. In the[ ":-7"~ Men 6:52 a.m.5:19 p.m.11:02 a.m. Next Day~ [ m h was ~_ Tue 651am 520pm l144am 1230am New ||mountains, a gust to 120 p [ Full {/*}~ ~ : " ' : " " : " " : " ' / | il reported at Mines Peak. | 2/3 \,'s~Cj Wed 6:51 a.m. 5:21 p.m. 12:28 p.m. l:30a.m. ~ 2/18 [ NEWPORT BEACH TO CATALINA 800-830-7744 Catalinainfo.com 8 : Friday, January 23, 2015 THE CATALINA ISLANDER _L