Virtual Guidebook to the Channel Islands of Southern California
Catalina Harbor
Santa Catalina Island California




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A viewpoint at the mouth of Cat Harbor (Catalina Harbor), showing Catalina Head and the gravel spit of Ballast Point. The high peak is Mount Torquemada.

(May 17, 2005)


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The excellent natural harbor of Catalina Harbor served as a base for offshore oil exploration in the 1960's.

(May 17, 2005)


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The Isthmus consists of a gentle swale between rugged mountains, a ten minute walk between Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove. Banning House perches on a hilltop with a view of both coasts.

(May 17, 2005)


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