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Facts About Catalina Island

A collection of facts about Catalina Island.

Quick Facts About Catalina Island
Full Name: Santa Catalina Island
Distance from the Southern California Mainland: 22 miles
Size: 74.98 square miles
Population: about 3,700 as of 2000
Highest Point: Mount Orizaba (2097 feet)
Second Highest Point: Mt. Black Jack (more than 2,000 feet)
Largest Community: Incorporated City of Avalon
Second Largest Community: Village of Two Harbors
Managed by: Catalina Island Conservancy
County: Los Angeles County
Archipelago: Channel Islands

- The entire island is Within Los Angeles County - The city of Avalon was incorporated i 1913 - Avalon was the 13th incorporated city in the county - The Chicago Cubs Trained on Catalina from 1921 to 1951 - Avalon's golf course was bu8ild in 1892 - Green Pleasure Pier and the Steamer Pier - Former gambling club on Whittley Avenue: "Pilgrim Club" (burned 1915) - About 1/3 of Avalon burned idown in 1915 fire - M. V. Phoenix was the last of Catalina's fleet of paddlewheel glass bottom boats. It was built i 1931 and retired in 1991 - Island was closed to visitors 1942 to 1945.

Wikipedia Introduction to Catalina Island
Article with information about the history, geology, wildlife, plant life, tourism, visitor attractions, government, education, and culture of Santa Catalina Island in Southern California.

Catalina Island Travel Guide

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