San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Santa Catalina Island
In conjunction with the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the island is thought to be utilized as a navigational landmark by grey whales as they migrate along the North American coastline 5,000-7,000 miles south from the cold waters of Alaska to the warm water of Baja California, Mexico. The fall months through spring are known as whale-watching season where 2,500 to 3,000 whales on average are spotted annually from the Palos Verdes Peninsula. So look closely because you may see a whale near the coastline.
Location. 33° 44.597′ N, 118° 22.774′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Palos Verdes Drive South ¼ mile east of Sea Cove Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portuguese Bend (here, next to this marker); Palos Verdes Peninsula Habitat (here, next to this marker); Villa Francesca (approx. 0.6 miles away); Portuguese Bend Whaling Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Point Vicente Lighthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the First Japanese American Farm on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (approx. 1.9 miles away); Edward A. DeVore, Jr. (approx. 4.4 miles away); Brian "Cody" Prosser (approx. 4½ miles away).
Regarding Santa Catalina Island. William Wrigley, Jr. bought Catalina Island in 1919 and in 1921 he moved the Chicgo Cubs spring training operations to the Island. From 1921 to 1941 Major League Baseball played an important role on the island.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2011, by Eric Polk of Lakewood, California. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on February 2, 2019, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2011, by Eric Polk of Lakewood, California. 3. submitted on May 5, 2011. 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 16, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.