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PAGE TEN - tHE CATALINA YACHTING NEWS (Continued from Page 3, Colunm 4) have left for home, aboard their cruis- er Bello-Campo, after spending several weeks at Avalon. Both the doctor and his very charming wife are great boost- ers for the Catalina Island Yacht Club, and they both are always on the job of signing up new members More power to them, says the secretary. Mr. Hal. E. Roach's power yacht Gypsy was a week-end visitor to Av- alon with a family party aboard. Jimmy W. Jump, with his cruiser Ranger, is still with us, and striving hard to connect with a record fish. "Every day in every way I hope to connect," said Jimmy. Andy Martin, aboard his fast cruiser Erna III, is also still hunting big fish, and "It is every day in every way I no catch 'urn," says Andy. Doctor L. H. Case aboard his crui- ser Pednadas, left for the mainland after several days of most earnest en- deavor to hook and land that one big marlin, but without success That did not hurt the doctor very much, for he got full benefit of the splendid weather we have been having, which has set him up in health to a wonderful de- gree. Register NOW for the presidential election, every one who desires to vote on November 4th should register this week. Don't put it off or you may lose your vote. And did you ever think of it, that your vote might determine the result of the election? Register NOW ! Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. Write to the Catalina Light Tackle Club, P. O. Box 14, Avalon, California, for information about sea angling. "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs are on sale at Windle's News Stand. Subscribe now--S2.00 per year. ,O// lit Q//'efz. THIS is the individual guarantee we offer every customer. In as- much as our primary efforts are to please, we constantly strive to render superior results --and in so doing we produce supreme sat- isfaction. "A Perfect Service" gari W. Carson Plumbing, Tinning 212 METROpOLE Opposite City Hall Phone ?-W SANTA CATALINA ISLAND -is certain, for it is rapidly taking its place of Avalon, sold parcels of land for as an all.the.year-round resort, to $I000, according to the location, HISTORICALLY REVIEWED Catalina Island's baseball park, the train- ected the first hotel of imp ,rt; ing grounds for the Chicago Cubs is consid- Previous to the opening t ! t ered by experts to be the most unique of all ropole, visitom camped in t nt~ baseball grounds, then known as "Timm's L nd With the introduction of steam shovels, 13,1887, the possibilities of Santa Catalina Island has many other names that have been given to it by writers of fame: "The Isle of Enchantment," "The trucks, etc., many of the old trails have been pleasure resort--"A Fisherman's Magic Isle," "Avalon the Beautiful," "The widened and made excellent roads. The road became known, and since that day Isle of Silence," "The Fisherman's Para- to Pebbly Beach, the site of Graham Bros., been widely advertised. disc," "The Glorious Gem in the Opaline rock quarry is a picturesque tho;oughfare More than 200,000 tourists visit Crown of the Golden State." It is one of along the shoreline toward Seal Rocks. chanting isle each year. From 1892 Since 1919 the Santa Catalina Island Corn- many hotels, apartment houses and the most famous pleasure islands of the Pa- cific coast, twenty-five miles from Los An- pany has spent nearly a million dollars de- cottages were erected. Then geles Harbor, and politically it is in Los veloping water for Avalon. It uas just corn- astrous fire that caused a loss Angeles county. It was first discovered in pleted a system which takes water from tbe $I,000,000. The historic "Metrol 1542, then "re-discovered" in 1602. Later his- large springs in Middle Ranch canyon andwas completely destroyed, as were tory records private grants to 1g92, when it pumps it to the Summit, whence it is sent er buildings located on the .oq was acquired by the Santa Catalina Island mto the water mains of Avalon, and may side of the crescent-shaped "Ba, Company, the corporation which still owns it, be piped to any other point on the Island "Oreator Avalon," more beai :il although the ownership of the company has where needed. This new supply of good ing and attractive, is now a re~ il changed. Island water does away with the necessity for A charming feature of Avalon is In 1919, Mr. William Wrigley, Jr., acquir- bringing drinking water from the mainland, walk along the sea shore, Almost 75 000 000 gallons of fresh waterthe Hotel St. Catherine to ed ownership of the Island and the boat were used in Avalon dur ag 1922. distance of two miles. equipment, comprising the Wilmington Trans- portation Company. Topographically, the Island is a series Of" That Catalina is Immediately after the reorganization of the high, precitpitous mountains and deep can- "Garden Spot of the Santa Catalina Island Company (February yons--dangcrous gorges that have a scenic predicted that in five ~ears the 1919), real estate in Avalon was placed on beauty almost indescribable. It is sixty miles an "Hawaiian Village' will bid the market, and during the first year prize- in circumference, superficially 48,438 acres, isingly to become a sister rival to tically one million dollars worth of real es- The volcanic origin provided many inletsthe "Queen Pleasure Resort of the tats was sold to year-round or summer res- and bays that later collected silt and S~nall idents. Under the stately eucalyptus trees in pebbles, that now form the various beaches rCRs HED ROCK GALORI~ the territory formerly used by summer camp- so popular among the visitors, anglers and US era, the new real estate owners outrivaled each campers. The great charm and attractive- other in the construction of artistic bunga- hess of the Island is its ideal setting in the C u hed stone is being moved r~l lows. For weeks house-movers were busy. Daffy semi-tropical waters of the Pacific ocean; its some ancient landmark dissappeared, and in mild and invigorating atmosphere; its almost in the quarry out at Pebbly 13t its place was commenced a permanent home. daily sunshine, and the soft and gentle bree- In front of the dancing pavilion a new block zes that fan into restful quietude the weary During September upwards of 21 of stores extended the business section of the and exhausted waylarer from the haunts ot tons were taken to the mainland, water front. Still greater improvements have commercial activity. since been made in various parts of the town. The adjacent waters turntsla many wonders, it is expected that the output Fish and marine vegetation, the marine gar- In 1920 the reorganized Wilmington dens, seen through glass-bottom boats, are will run from 50,000 to 75,000 to~S Transportation Company added to its cross- the delight and bewilderment of many thou- month. Work has just co nnael channel fleet, then conststing of the steamers sands ol tourists from all over the world. "Hermosa" and "Cabrill%" the splendid From 1602 to 1863, practically no histori- upon the erection of a dozen eor~ steamship "Avalon," carrymg 2000 passen- gers, at a cost of half a million dollars, cal data is available that is of interest. It table bungalows for the acc>m~c This ~'ear another new steamship, the "Cat- was "just an island in the Pacific ocean," alina,' costing $1,000,000, and with accomo- visited occasionally by vessels passingup and tion of workmen at the quarry, t~ dations for 3000 passengers, will be added down the coast. Captain Phmeas Banning, to the fleet. The vessel was launched May Mr Harris Ncwmark, and a party of friends once in a while, about noon time, visited the Island in 1859, and the outing just before dusk, some one will ask 3rd, and will be placed in commission in was considered a memorable one. The gold time to handle the summer travel, mining boom commenced in 1863, when Mr. the fleet it at practice in the cha~ During 1919 and every summer since, many James Lick bought the property for $80,000, visitors have come to Avalon in flying boats, the title being a Mexican grant to Jose or if a thunder storm is coming 0P, which are now operated by the Pacific Mar- Maria Covarrubias, confirmed by United a series of heavy blasts are fired. hae Airways. The trip from San Pedro to States patent. Hundreds of mining claims Avalon is frequently made in less than 20 were staked out near the Isthmus. At John- you wish to obtain a splendid view minutes. son's Cove streets were laid out for a town the rock crushing plant, just Both the Island Villa and Villa Park have to be called Queen City. Then trouble corn- recently been enlarged by the addition of menced: Catalina Harbor became famous for Pilot Burns take you up in his several hundred bungalettes, which have ta- smugglers, and for its easy accessibility to ken the place of the canvas tents formerly California and Mexican lawbreakers. On boat. It enables one to gain an used. February 5th, 1864, Captain R. B. West, In 1920 the Hotel Atwater was opened by commanding the Fourth California Infantry, quate idea of the extent of the the Santa Catalina Island Company. It is stationed at the Isthmus, gave orders for all located on Sumner avenue, near the water miners and prospectors to leave. September front. It is a very complete modern hostelry. 1864, the troops were withdrawn, and the barracks at the Isthmus still stand to the In 1919 the Hotel St. Catherine was open- ed. This beautiful place, on the ocean front, memory of those thrilling days. in Descanso Canyon, one-half mile west of Jaly 1887, the trustees of the James Lick Avalon, is a veritable dream of loveliness, estate sold Santa Catalina Island to Mr. Geo. with service fully in keeping with its delight- ful location. The hotel has just been en- larged. (See illustration on page two.) That the coming years will witness an even more extensive development of Avalon ---the queen of Pacific coast pleasure resorts 1L Shatto for the sum of $200,000. An English mining syndicate later took an option on the property, and in 1892, after conside?- able litigatmn with the syndicate, Mr. Shat- to sold the property directly to the Ban- ning Brothers. 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