Postcards from the Collection of Jack Whitmeyer
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
Catalina Ferry. Postcard from Jack Whitmeyer Collection.
Collection Description:
During the short cruise across Catalina Channel, passengers may see flying fish, porpoises, swordfish, and sometimes even a distant whale. Often called "The Big White Steamer", she carries 1965 passengers — From postcard.
Description of Photograph:
The steamship sailed for 50 years between the two ports, and served as a troopship during World War II.
Background Information:
SS Catalina was a steamship built in 1924 to carry passengers to and from Los Angeles Harbor to Avalon Harbor. The steamship was scrapped in 2010.
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