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From page 8 There were nine holes-iwone winners. Individual winners were Cindy Wilmoth, first place; Ellen Guion, second place; Marsha Aquinde and Marilyn Russo tied for third place. The first place team of Cindy Wilmoth, Judy Johnson, Connie Lewis and Val Schafer closed out with only one point less than second place which was a tie between three teams: Barbara EherL Marilyn Russo, Jill Pollock, and Melanie Owens; Elena Maria, Lee Black, Dolly Burgess, Trina Aune; and the team of Elizabeth Madden, Trudy Saldana, Phyllis Lorenze, Linda Webb and Peti Sterns. The women enjoyed a 'won- derful lunch on the deck at the Blue Water Grille and raised money for women's golf. Women are encouraged to come out and play on Thursday mornings. Be at the clubhouse at 8:15 a.m. for a 8:30 a.m. start every Thursday morning. Art From page 10 the island to delight its residents and visitors for years to come." To help make it stay, dona- tions may be made in person at the museum, online via, or by mail to Catalina Island Museum, PO Box 366, Avalon, CA, 90704 (Attention Chandelier Campaign). Donations are tax deductible and will be accepted through December 11, 2017. OF OVERSTOCK & SLOW MOVING MARINE HARDWARE & SAILS! Half-ton silicon bronze slot/flalhead wood screws from #20 $5/Ib. Two tons Stainless Steel 304 & 316 Screws-nuts-bolts-washers, U-sort $5/Ib. Half ton SS & Bronze used turnbuckles, toggles, etc. U-sort $1/Ib. One ton'used galvanized steel Danforth anchors to 200 pounds $1/Ib. Misc. fiat top sheet winches, Merriman/Barlow, etc. Parts too! $2/Ib. 500 Kevlar/Carbon fiber racing sails 33% OFF IIr iIlIite iIlal,jlll 200 symmetrical spinnakers (both luffs the same) 33% OFF lit It lille immlym Two tons new surplus solid core braid, various sizes & colors $2/Ib. Those prices good thru January 1, 2018 or stock on hand is SOLD 1500 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa CA 92627 (949) 548-4192 fax (949) 548-1075 - From page 1 2 had been in operation for sev- eral hours, and the water poured down the canyon, 1000 feet, from the Summit. A rowboat, that had been used by the laborers who had finished the cement work of the Falls Canyon dam, was nearby. John launched the boat. He rowed across the "lake." There are persons in Avalon who insist that "Yellowtail John" was seen "fishing for trout in the Falls Canyon reservoir." Perhaps that is only a report! No one saw him carry away any fish. He admits that he rowed the boat from "un side to un oder." The announcement made in this paper last week that Middle Ranch water had reached Avalon over the Summit was met with many smiles, and joyous excla' mations. So "tickled" was one of our readers that she immediately went to the faucet Wednesday lasL drew a cup of water, and took a "long drink." "Why!" she says she said, "this water doesn't taste a bit different than the old water we have been using right along. Where does the Islander 'get that noise' about the Middle Ranch water being the best?" Yes, WE saw the lady Thursday! She started in to tell the writer of last week's article all about water - principally. Then we asked her to read article again. Did we write anything about water hav- ing been turned into the "city pipes?" We said it was in Falls Canyon dam. The water from Middle Ranch is accumulating in the Falls Canyon dam. "Yellowtail John" can prove that. Wasn't he accused of trying to catch "Middle Ranch" trout? There is a lot of work to be done on the water system before the residents of Avalon will be permitted t~ use the water. So, don't get anxious, folks. Try your faucet about the fif- teenth day of June. Then, per- haps, it will supply you with good water, fresh water, sweet water - but, not ICE WATER! That everyone in Avalon may know that the Middle Ranch water is in the "city system," this newspaper respectfully suggests that " ellowtail John" be given a public opportunity to tell of his thrilling experience "When I rowed un rowboat acrost un lake." But, all joking aside, folks, the Middle Ranch water will be in the city mains about June 15th. The installation of the new system will have cost the Santa Catalina Island Company almost half a million dollars by the time the mammoth reservoir has been completed at the Summit. So that the water from Middle Ranch can be available for immediate use, the pump at No. 2 dam was tried last week and its operation was successful. To fill the first length of pipe from dam No. 2 to the Summit, it took more than 200,000 gallons of water. In the photograph appearing on page one, the water was emptying into Falls Canyon at the rate of 480 gallons per minute. Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Sunny Sunny Sunny 72 / 61 70 / 63 74 / 67 74 / 67 69 / 62 69 / 62 70 / 63 Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chane: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Peak I:ishifig l ill}(,s fhis V~cek Tanning Index 0-2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11+ 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High, l 1+: Extreme Exposure Last XVcek's Mmanac Date High Low Normals Precip 9/5 77 64 79/630.00" 9/6 73 66 79/630.00" 9/7 79 62 78/620.00" 9/8 72 60 78/620.00" 9/9 76 59 78/620.00" 9/10 84 69 77/620.00" 9/11 83 71 77/620.00" Tides "Ibis "vVeck ~ eather Trivia How far can.- dust storms travel? "s~oo O.ID. uo ssoJ:re IOAP~I O1 uhtoa3[ uagq aAeq ~[atl~ Today we will see mostly cloudy skies, hig~ of I rl ilI}('S "l'hi' V~ t't'k I 72,humidity of 71%. West wind 6 to 9 mph.Fhe Day record high for today is 98 set in 2012. Ex)ect Fri cloudy skies tonight, overnight low of flo. Sat Southwest wind 2 to 6 mph. The record lox~ for Sun tonight is 51 set in 2010. Saturday, skies wil be Mon partly cloudy, high of 70,humidity of 31%. Tue Southwest wind 5 mph. Saturday night, skies~ ill Wed be mosdy cloudy, overnight low of 6; . Thu Southwest wind 4 mph. Sunday, skies wil be partly cloudy, high of 74,humidity of 19%. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Sunday night, skies will be mostly cloudy, overnight low of 67 . AM PM 7:58-9:58 8:27-10:27 8:55-10:55 9:23-11:23 9:50-11:50 10:16-12:16 10:42-12:42-- 11:07-1:07 11:32-1:32 11:56-1:56 12:20-2:20 12:43-2:43 1:06-3:06 Avalon Day ~gh Low High Low Fri 7:22am 12:44am6:26pm 12:26pm Sat 8;03 am1:34 am7:23pm 1:23 pm Sun 8:38 am2:17 am8:11 pm2:12 pm Mon 9:11 am2:55 am8:56pm 2:55 pm Tue 9:42 am3:30 am9:38 pm3:36 pln Wed lO:13am4:02am 10:18pm4:16pm Tha 10:42am4:33am 10:58pm4:56pm Catalina Harbor Day mzh Lo ~w ~ Low Fri 7:27am 12:52am6:31pm 12:34pm Sat 8:08 am1:42 am7:28 pm1:31 pm Sun 8:43 am2:25 am8:16 pm2:20 pm Mon 9:16 am3:03 am9:01 pm3:03 pm Tae 9:47 am3:38 am9:43 pm3:44 pm Wed 10:18am4:10am 10:23pro 4:24pr9 ~hu 10:47am4:41~amll:03pm5:04pm .310-505-8146 100-Ton USCG License Serving All of Southern Cd~brm .OOM V* t, alht:r tlistor~ %u./Xloo. (+h=rt rhis X~ cck SepL 15~ 1752 - A great hurricane produced a tide along the South Carolina coast that came close to: inundating downtown Charleston. However, just before the fide reached the city, a shift in the wind caused the water level to drop five feet in 10minutes. Day. -Sunrise Sunse Moonrise Moonset New I Fri 6:37a.m. 6:59p.n.l:50a.m. 4:04p.m. 9/20V Sat 6:38 a.m.6:58 p.n. 2:52 a.m.4:53 p.m. Sun 6:38 a.m.6:56 p.n. 3:56 a.m.5:37 p.m. Mon 6:39 a.m.6:55 p.n. 5:00 a.m.6:18 p.m. First "~'~ Tue 6:40 a.m.6:53 p.n. 6:02 a.m.6:55 p.m. 9/27~ Wed 6:40 a.m.6:52 p.n.7:03 a.m.7:30 p.m. Thu 6:41 a.m.6:51 p.n.8:02 a.m.8:05 p.m. FuH 1015 Last 10/12 "I mstlll rli ill ItlIi n ill t;i~; ;i n lil]1[I = Ill 111. ii i i I~(i n ~ if] ~C~ In g .eneraL the weath~ for the Great American Eclipse of August 21 was very cooperative, nd most individuals who had traveled to view the event saw 11. Guernsey State Paxk in SE Wyoming where friends and I were gathered had joyfuly, clear skies. Only two close colleagues were clouded over by an afternoon thunderstorm that moved into Charleston, SC covering the sun just mimtes before totality. The planning of this event spanned about 14 months and entailed traveling along the eclipses centerline from Nebraska to centra Idaho over a 5-day period in June 2016. Everyone that we had spoken to knew about the evenL and all hotel spaces were virtually booked a year h advance. There seemed to be a sense of bewilderment among many of the administrators that we met regarding how to accommodate safely all ti~ eclipse chasers who were expected to ardvel State Park officials, on the other hand, were calm and collected, reaching out to us to be lart of the Guernsey eclipse experience. Superintendent Todd Stevenson felt that this would be an excellent opporttmity for the public to get to knowthis region of southeastern Wyoming and the park itself. Peter Detterline (Montgomery County Commtmity College) and I were also given use of two of the parks fourspacinus yurts for our group in exchange for public star parties and presentations about the eclipse. According to Todd, our six presentations drew record audiences who gathered to he~ about the eclipse and participate in star watch programs at night. It was a wonderful experience, but exhausting and intense, especially as E-day approached, and the weather became less and tess certain. Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get! Two weeks ouL SE Wyoming was the sweetest spot aCTC~ the entire US. We figured that would not hold, and it didnt; bat the forecast never deteriorated to the point where we thought we were going to have to make a run for it. According to meteorologist and good friend Adam Jones, on E-day eve we were being squeezed between two frontal boundaries, a fast-moving clipps~ system approaching Wyoming from the northwest and a much slower moving and weakening system to the south over Colorado. He predicted that we would be in a relatively clear zone on the morning of the eclipse as the two systems literally pivoted mound us. On the evening of August 20, clouds from the system to the south moved in, but it was too late to chase. Opening nay eyes eve~ hour or so, I nested sleepless outside my yurt. By 1 a.m the sky was mostly clear, and condiliorm continued to improve as the hotws drifted by. By sunup, we realized that Adams forecast was going to be spot on, and the eclipse would be ours to view. Conditions wea'e clear, but very breezy at first contact; but as the moon covered more and more of the sun, even the wind succumbed to the coolin$ tempetmm'es, and coaditions durin~ totality became calm. Exhale www.astronorny.ot8 SHORT SLEEVE OR LONG free delivery in southem califomia lrNE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 i %