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Avalon, Catalina Island in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Tuna Club of Avalon

 
 
The Tuna Club of Avalon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, November 15, 2011
1. The Tuna Club of Avalon Marker
Inscription. The Tuna Club of Avalon marks the birthplace of modern big game sportfishing. In 1898, led by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the club's founding members adopted the rules of conduct stressing conservationist ethics and sporting behavior. Today, their work remains the basis for the sport's internationally accepted principles.
 
Erected 1991 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with the Tuna Club of Avalon. (Marker Number 997.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 33° 21.298′ N, 118° 19.89′ W. Marker is in Avalon, Catalina Island, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Saint Catherine Way, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Saint Catherine Way, Avalon CA 90704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Leaping Tuna (here, next to this marker); Catalina Island Yacht Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Avalon Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wrigley Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Tuna Club of Avalon
The Tuna Club of Avalon Building image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, November 15, 2011
2. The Tuna Club of Avalon Building
The marker is seen mounted on the building to the right of the entrance door.
. A detailed history of the club including historic photos.
Preserving the Tuna Clubs History has remained an important tradition to our membership since our club's founding in 1898. (Submitted on November 21, 2011.) 
 
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The Tuna Club of Avalon Building image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, November 15, 2011
3. The Tuna Club of Avalon Building
Looking south down the street, partial view of Avalon Bay
The Leaping Tuna image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, November 15, 2011
4. The Leaping Tuna
Bronze statue outside of the Tuna Club, dedicated to the club's founder.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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