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-=u.-mn-ILl. Jill .[[J I LII I. Friday, April 7, 2006 ConUnuedfrompagel v ould be hard to imagine Cat Har- bor without its current landmarks. Also Mt. Torquamada is a good nesting place for the endangered Bald Eagles. For those who have lived or visited in Two Harbors, we wel- comed the afternoon winds com- monly referred to by the locals as "The Fan." Especially on hot dusty days, we would hang wet sheets, beach towels or in my case a sari across the doorway to our cabins. With the help of the westerly winds, these simple sheets would act as primitive air conditioners. As Mr. Windle observed, "An outstanding relic at Catalina Har- bor was the Chinese junk Ning Po. Built in 1773, this vessel was patterned after the Chinese idea of a great sea monster. Ning Po means peaceful wave. The Ning Po was built entirely of camphor and ironwood when tools and methods of craftsmanship were crude. No nails were used in the con- struction. Each joint was carefully fitted and stand as a monument to the genius of the Chinese ship building industry" While Doug Bombard man- aged Two Harbors, they tried to salvage the ironwood keel of the Ning Po to no avail. The ironwood keel near Ballast point was just too Funds sought for Children's Dental Clinic The clfildren and families that visit the Children's Dental Clinic here in Avalon must walt outside the clinic on a bench. There is only an awning to shade them from the sun or protect them from the wind and cold while they wait for their treatment. Our clinic is very small, with just room for the staff, two dental chairs and equipment. "I feel really bad that our little patients have to wait outside in the cold for their turn for treatment. On a particularly chilly day, one mother waited with her infant while her older son had his appointment" said Dr. Afsaneh Matin, a pediatric dentist at the clinic. Supporters of the clinic are appealing to local service organi- zations and/or individuals to con- tribute to a fund to build an enclo- sure. The clinic needs $8,000 to make this happen. It would serve a double pur- pose: allowing a space for much needed oral health education for our patients and their parents, and would also give them a more com- fortable place to walt before treat- ment. Please "Give Us Shelter" with your tax deductible contribution which can be sent to: The Chil- dren's Dental Clinic, 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806. Please make sure to mark your check "For Avalon Enclo- sure." Thank you for helping our mis- sion: 'Tnat Every Child Deserves to Smile." The CATALINA ISLANDER heavy to resurrect. And so it is within this color- ful past that the Isthmus Yacht Club developed into a wonderful grouping of individuals whose dif- ferences are reflected in the decor of their rooms. As long as they don't alter the exterior or change structural mat- ters, each yacht club member can decorate their room to their indi- vidual taste. Many Isthmus Yacht Club members have a long history at the Isthmus. In 1974, Harry Merrick, 90 years old, a pilot and photojour- nalist and IYC member for over twenty six years, published a book entitled Baja Traveler, a travel guide for boaters, flyers and drivers. Many travelers used Harry's book to travel down to Mexico to view the annual migration of the grey whales. Family Owned Since 1879 "The Oldest Carpet Company in Cali/omia" CarpeUn8 Vinyl Floors I Ceramic Wood Floors We are the oldest carpet company in CaLifornia and have owned a house in AvaLon for over 100 years. Cart 1-800-640-2606 n.-Fri. 8 am-4:30 pm and make an appointment with John (4th generation), at our Long Beach showroom. Bring with you a diagram, with measurements in feet, for areas to be done. We wit( figure the yardage. We make air arra ts for shipping to Avalon and from the barge to your job. We send over our instatters to professionatty instatt your setection. Also in Costa Mesa and Los A,wdes F, www.biom,r r m 7fl1 !B 8rlffon Above: Harry and Doris Merrick with plane. Left: Harry Merrick as a young man at Cat Harbor. Page 9 Come have some fun! Avalon si:hool P. T.A' Scholarship Fund Drive Sunday, April 9th 2:00 p.m. check in for shotgun start $60.00 includes Green fees & buffet at the sandtrap $$ for winning team $$ Sign up by April 4th At the golf course Or jl's locker room. Contributions are tax deductable WATER-SAVING TIPS