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SERVING CATALINA & ITS MAINLAND every week - since 1914 FRIENDS F, Sept. 15, 2017 VOLUME 103, iSSUE 37 Www.THECATALINAISLANDER.COM SRi[FS Museum offering special Island cruise Learn about Catalina Island while enjoying miles of rugged coastline and secluded coves during a special cruise hosted by the Catalina Island Museum. See story, page 3 On the Water Capt. John King gives and account of a client wondering when the perfect time to fish is. His response: "weather is as weather does, and fish do as fish do." Dive into the magic be- hind the world of fishing in his column this week. See story, page 4 High flying buffalo chips The annual Buffalo Chip Toss tradition on the Island featured more than 50 participants this year. Despite the large com- petition, the record tos, set in 1997, still stands. See story, page 5 Whacked Out On Sports Columnist Jim Ferguson round- up of sports comments on the Dodgers struggling to win lately, the Angels struggling in their chase for a wildcard sport, and a win from USC over Stanford. See story, page 7 Take the Islander on Vacation Marsha and Art Rybin took a copy of the Islander during a trip to Cuba recently. See the photo Page 8 Update from Hotel Metropole The Hotel Metropole & Mar- ketplace recently announced that the M will continue as an events venue run by Zest Cater- ing & Events. Chef Kathleen Vojkovich-Bombard, Jessica Marical and her team will offer both on and off-site catering and event services for wed- dings, corporate groups, and special events. With a beautiful oceanfront view, the M is the only venue on Catalina Island that is attached to a hotel. Visit or call 310-510-8404 to learn more. Revival of Island canoe club credited to Avalon locals BY DAVID HART FOR THE ISLANDER The U.S. Championship Catalina Channel Crossing is the pinnacle race of the Southern California Outrigger Association, where paddlers from all over California to Tahiti come to race. It has been over 15 years since Avalon has had a representative in the race. With the backing of the City of Avalon's Community Service Department the Catalina Island Outrigger Canoe Club was reborn. The club has 30 Outrigger Association registered race team members and 45 total members. The club filled a men's and wom- Crossing, Page2 ~utrigger can~e paddrers fr~m Calif~rnia t~ Tahiti c~mpeted in the U.S. Champi~nship ~ata~ina Channe~ Cr~ssing iast weekend. ~urtesy ph~t~s From left to right, Margarita Jackson, Hillary Holt, Ariel LaFontaine, Julie Tibbets, Gina Long, Katherine Stone, Men's team celebrating the day of paddling on Catalina with the Mayor Anni Marshall. From left to right, Louis Aliana Gonzales, Sheila Saltzman, Yoli Montano and Coach Kurt Obermyer. Perez, Willie Richerson, Ernie Diaz, Charles Nash, Greg Wright, Dan Huncke, Kjell Hiniker, and David Hart. From the Archives More About that Water From the Catalina Islander, March 12, 1924 Editor's note: This is a part boat on "Middle Ranch water." of an ongoing series of reprints The little incident happened one- of historic Catalina Islander day last week, while John was articles, visiting the dam in Falls Canyon, "Yellowtail John" claims dis- back of the electric light power tinction! He says that he is the plant. The pump from Dam No. first Avalon boatman to row a Archives, Page 11 The sold out Catalina Brewfest last weekend raised School. See the story on page 3. Courtesy photo more that $10,000 in scholarship money for Avalon High