On The Pier

A Busy Day

This was taken on a Sunday morning from the iconic pier at Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island. One of the most pictured on this pier is the Fish and Chips stand in the background. I however wanted to capture the hustle and bustle of the folks prepping for another hard day at work.

An Interesting Fact: In the 1920s, in an effort to generate tourism on Catalina, Wrigley tried to convince  Gertrude Ederle, who had just become famous as first woman to swim across the  English Channel, to swim from Catalina to the mainland. She declined, so he launched the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon: offering $25,000 to the first person to cross the channel, with $15,000 for the first finisher of “the fair sex.” Out of a field of 102, only one man completed the swim, Canadian swimmer  George Young, who finished 15 hours and 44 minutes after the start. The two women who came the closest were awarded $2,500 each.


2 responses

  1. Nice little bit of history at the end. 15 hours of swimming would sure be rough. Craziness I tell ya!

    May 18, 2011 at 8:26 am

  2. Great photo & blog post today, Erik, really enjoyed it! Fabulous colors and tones in this shot!

    May 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

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