The California Channel Islands, California (Images of America Series)

Overview


Every day, thousands of Southern California residents see the California Channel Islands on the horizon, yet few can name all eight. Santa Catalina Island, third largest, is by far the best known. It is the only island with a city, Avalon, where dozens of hotels, shops, and restaurants await visitors year-round. Three of the islands are owned by the US Navy: San Clemente, San Nicolas, and San Miguel. San Clemente and San Nicolas Islands are used for military training, naval weapons development, and missile ...
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Overview


Every day, thousands of Southern California residents see the California Channel Islands on the horizon, yet few can name all eight. Santa Catalina Island, third largest, is by far the best known. It is the only island with a city, Avalon, where dozens of hotels, shops, and restaurants await visitors year-round. Three of the islands are owned by the US Navy: San Clemente, San Nicolas, and San Miguel. San Clemente and San Nicolas Islands are used for military training, naval weapons development, and missile testing; thus access is restricted. Five islands fall within the boundaries of Channel Islands National Park: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara Islands. Close to the mainland and yet worlds apart, scenic day trips and primitive camping opportunities are available on all five park islands. With neither stores nor modern conveniences, a trip to Channel Islands National Park is a step back in time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738595085
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/20/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 955,222
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


Cultural anthropologist and author Marla Daily of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation has spent her career researching the histories of all eight islands. The California Historical Society bestowed upon Daily its Distinguished Service Award for her extraordinary service and dedicated efforts in preserving Channel Islands history. The majority of island images herein are from the archives of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Of Cliffs and Caves: Anacapa Island 9

2 Rainbow's End: Santa Cruz Island 23

3 Grasslands in the Wind: Santa Rosa Island 43

4 Graveyard of Ships: San Miguel Island 59

5 Where Marine Mammals and Military Meet: San Nicolas Island 73

6 Bucking the Challenge: Santa Barbara Island 87

7 19th-century Pleasure-Seekers: Santa Catalina Island 101

8 Under Command: San Clemente Island 115

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