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San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

S.S. Catalina

 
 
S.S. Catalina Marker image. Click for full size.
1. S.S. Catalina Marker
Inscription. Commonly referred to as the Great White Steamer, the ship was specially built by William Wrigley to serve his Catalina Island as a passenger ferry. She was christened on May 23, 1924. During World War II, she was requisitioned for use as a troop carrier, but in 1946 she resumed her voyages to Avalon. (Marker Number 894.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 33° 44.939′ N, 118° 16.467′ W. Marker was in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: Berth 95, San Pedro CA 90731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. S.S. Lane Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Iowa (BB-61) (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fishing Industry Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harry Bridges Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); U.S.S. Los Angeles (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor (approx. mile away); American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
 
More about this marker. The S.S. Catalina was retired in 1975.
Another marker at this location image. Click for full size.
January 22, 2018
2. Another marker at this location
It was placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and designated California Historical Landmark #894, and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #213. The ship was moved to Ensenada Mexico in 1985 where it partially sank, and was scrapped in 2009.
 
Regarding S.S. Catalina. 24 million passengers traveled on the S.S. Catalina (including me, -CB), which is more than any other ship in the world.
 
Also see . . .
1. Read a detailed history of the ship and all its legal problems. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
2. Watch old films of the ship in a half-hour-long report by Huell Houser. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
S.S. Catalina image. Click for full size.
January 17, 2018
3. S.S. Catalina
S.S. Catalina in Ensenada before being scrapped. image. Click for full size.
4. S.S. Catalina in Ensenada before being scrapped.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Last updated on January 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on January 23, 2018, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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