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Catalina by Air, California (Images of Aviation Series)
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Catalina by Air, California (Images of Aviation Series)

by Jeannine L. Pederson
 

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For years, reaching the paradise destination of Santa Catalina Island, located miles out in the Pacific Ocean, was possible primarily by steamship. But as early as 1912, the first amphibious airplane landed in Avalon Bay, and the first air-passenger service was introduced in 1919. Seaplane service thrived on Catalina, and aircraft engine roars became a distinctive

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For years, reaching the paradise destination of Santa Catalina Island, located miles out in the Pacific Ocean, was possible primarily by steamship. But as early as 1912, the first amphibious airplane landed in Avalon Bay, and the first air-passenger service was introduced in 1919. Seaplane service thrived on Catalina, and aircraft engine roars became a distinctive memory for many residents, along with the thrill of crossing the channel by plane and landing on the water. The “Airport in the Sky” opened in 1946, with United Airlines operating DC-3s, followed by other airlines operating land-based planes. Today helicopters carry passengers across the San Pedro Channel in less than 15 minutes. This unique photographic history covers public air transportation to and from Southern California’s iconic island, featuring memories and stories from residents, visitors, and airline employees.

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Title: Catalina by Air

Publisher: Air & Space/Smithsonian Magazine

Author: Jeannine L. Pedersen

Date: Dec 08/Jan 09 Issue

This charming collection of black and white photographs documents airline service to California’s Santa Catalina Island during aviation’s Golden Age. Even non-aviation buffs will smile at images of seaplanes – from gawky amphibians to sleek flying boats – making their way in and out of the picturesque harbor at Avalon Bay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738559360
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/23/2008
Series:
Images of Aviation Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,352,836
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


Author Jeannine L. Pedersen, the curator of the Catalina Island Museum, gathered more than 200 vintage photographs from the museum’s extensive archives and from community members. The Catalina Island Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Catalina’s unique and fascinating history.

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