Catalina Island Blog

Wrigley Ocean Marathon

In the summer of 1926, Gertrude Ederle, a young woman from New York had become the first woman to swim the English Channel. Her accomplishment set off a major American craze for long distance swimming. In the winter of 1927, William Wrigley Jr., owner of Catalina Island, decided to sponsor a swim…

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Celebrating Film on Catalina Island

Located just offshore from the worldwide capital of film production, it’s no surprise that Catalina Island and Hollywood have a love affair that goes back to the earliest days of movie making. Legendary filmmaker D.W. Griffith made one of the first films on Catalina Island, 1912’s Man’s Genesis…

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11 Reasons to Visit Two Harbors

When most visitors think of Catalina Island, they envision Avalon, with its extensive visitor services and iconic Catalina Casino Building. But Catalina Island attractions can be found elsewhere on the island, including the remote settlement at the island’s isthmus, Two Harbors. Named for the two…

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