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06 Apr

Chimes Tower, Catalina Island

Chimes Tower Catalina Island Close

Chimes Tower Catalina Island Far

Chimes Tower Catalina Island Lower

Chimes Tower Catalina Island Palm Tree

Chimes Tower Catalina Island Tiled Roof

Chimes Tower was built in 1925 as a gift to the City of Avalon from Mrs. William Wrigley Jr.
It is located on Chimes Tower Road
past the Zane Gray Pueblo Hotel.
Early postcards show that the original roof consisted of red roofing tiles.
Later the roof was replaced with multicolored tiles
and just below the roof line,
six backgammon tiles (each tile is a quarter of a backgammon board)

05 Apr

Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel, Catalina Island

Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel Catalina Island Front

Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel Catalina Island Side

Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel Catalina Island Back

Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel Catalina Island Back Far

The Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel is the former residence
of American novelist Zane Grey.
Zane Grey (1872-1939), best known for his westerns,
wrote over 100 books.
Grey built The Pueblo in 1926.
It is now a hotel, a perfect retreat for aspiring authors.

Trekking up to see the Hotel is worth the easy hike.
The views are absolutely wonderful.

04 Apr

The Tuna Club Of Avalon, Catalina Island

The Tuna Club Of Avalon Catalina Island

The Tuna Club Of Avalon Catalina Island Front 2

The Tuna Club Of Avalon Catalina Island Front

The Tuna Club Of Avalon Catalina Island Sign

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The Tuna Club Of Avalon

The Tuna Club Of Avalon marks the birthplace of modern big game sportfishing in 1898. Led by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the club’s founding members adopted the rules of conduct stressing conservationist ethics and sporting behavior. Today, their work remains the basis for the sport’s internationally accepted principles.

California registered historical landmark no. 997

Plaque placed by the State Department Of Parks And Recreation in cooperation with The Tuna Club of Avalon, June 8, 1991.

The Leaping Tuna Catalina Island 2

The Leaping Tuna Catalina Island

The Leaping Tuna Catalina Island Sign 2

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The Leaping Tuna
(Thunnus Thynnus or Bluefin Tuna)

The sport of big game fishing originated in Avalon when Charles Frederick Holder caught a 183 pound blue fin tune with sport fishing tackle on June 1, 1898. This angling milestone inspired him to form The Tune Club Of Santa Catalina Island, an organization dedicated to promoting conservation of our marine resources and good sportsmanship among anglers. It was once common for vast schools of tuna to arrive in early summer within view of the island, often amazing onlookers with their ability to make spectacular leaps after flying fish. This bronze is titled “Leaping Tuna”, to honor the great game fish and to commemorate the Tuna Clubs “Centennial Year”. The base is in the outline of Santa Catalina Island, with a stripped marlin on the upper portion in recognition of it being caught here first in 1903, and the broadbill swordfish below it symbolizes the worlds earliest sportfishing capture of that species in 1913.

Bronze by artist Joseph Quillan, 1998

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