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i -4." " ~ Clockwise from above: Special guest of the Tuna Club, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his marlin catch. Tuna Club founder Dr. Charles Frederick Holder (second in from the right) with early members of the Tuna Club and their fish caught with rod and reel. Dr. Charles Frederick Holder (left) with hjs historic 183- pound bluefin tuna caught by rod and reel in 1898. Postcard of the original Tuna Club building. Built in 1908 but was destroyed in the fire of 1915. Photos courtesy of the Catalina Island Museum i The Tuna Club, the birthplace of sport fish- ing, offers tours of its Clubhouse only once a year. This year's tour will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Only a maximum of 60 tickets will be sold. Tickets went on sale on Friday, Aug. 3. Members of the Museum: $30 General Admission: $35. All proceeds benefit the Catalina Island Museum. The Tuna Club was-founded in 1898 by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder and an enthusiastic group of his fishing companions. Holder and the Tuna Club pioneered the idea of fishing with a rod and reel, thus giving the fish an ven chance for his life. This conservation measure was de- vised to slow down the declining numbers of fish. The club's motto: "Fair play for the game fishes" soon caught on with anglers and boat- men around the world who read about the great fish and desired to become gentlemen anglers just like Holder. These practices have endured for over a century and continue to be the example of true sportsmanship in big game fishing. The Tuna Club's history also includes a number of famous anglers including British Prime Minister Win- ston Churchill, movie director Cecil B. DeMille, actors Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, writer Zane Grey, Philip K. Wrigley, Gen. George S. Patton and many others. Historian, author and Tuna Club Foundation President Mike Rivkin will lead the tour, shar- ing the unique history of the club and its role in the birth of sport fishing, while examining the club's collection of angling artifacts, trophies and photographs. WANT TO MAKE SOME MONEY SELLING ITEMS ON EBAY? An Ebay specialist with a 100% feedback rating seeking customers on the Island. My percentage of the sale is dependent on many variables and I would be happy to talk with you about the potential of selling items for you, CONTACT: THERESA CUMMINGS 310-245-6275 FOR MORE INFORMATION! 209 East Whittley Ave, Avalon, CA 90704 Legal Duplex,with Conditional-Use Permit, Allowing Vacation Rental of Top Unit! $1,880,000 Designed in 1928 by Hans Wallner, 209 E. Whittley's previous use religious, for generations. Today it is two units, beautifully renovated for the best in island living. Lower unit is residential, ground floor unit with one bedroom & spa-like bath featuring sunken, jet tub. Top unit was the congregation space, now a spectacular great room with endless possibilities. Features generous Pacific Ocean view patio, charming claw I foot tub, refinished fir wood flooring, skylight & rear access to new A total of 2,801 square feet per tax records. engagement Avalon residents Mike and Heidi Hayes recently annOunced the engagement of Caitlin Rose Hutcherson to their son, Nicholas Michael Hayes. Caitlin is the daughter of Heidi Hutcherson of Brea, Calif and is a graduate of California State Uni- versity, Fullerton. She is a teacher assistant for special needs students for Garden Grove and Anaheim school districts. Nick is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and is a sales representative for RED Digital Cinema. Nick proposed marriage to Caitlin last week on the hill above the residence belonging to his extended Hayes family rela- tives, and the past home of his late great-grandfather, William "Bill" Swanson. Nick is also related to Avalon residents Den and Phyl- ment (and her birthday) at Steve's lis Seawright. Nick and Caitlin Steakhouse. The wedding is being enjoyed celebrating their engage- planned for 2013. zn tov na of Eric :Ray . oni, Bsmarl .gVlay 23, 1973 -July 19, 2012 T/ie sea shaIEbe there to remindme 3/au sEa.always be my harne SaitTng the sea anaCsetting yau frae, f Arstilirhaldyau where ever I raan With love, Claude e, Bob, Cole & Family Celebration of afe 'wiff be held'on Satt afay, Be.premier 8 at 6:oopm i r,i CI rAU ";, ,s,iA 10 Friday, August 10, 2012