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Catalina Steamer to be Scrapped…

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009


SS Catalina is seaworthy no more




The once-proud steamship, which ferried millions of passengers to the island town of Avalon, is being cut for scrap after sitting for years in Ensenada harbor.


By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Time


In the end, the Great White Steamer was a great white elephant.


The island town of Avalon didn’t want the SS Catalina, which for 50 glorious years ferried about 25 million people to its shores. Neither did the Port of Los Angeles, or harbors in San Diego, Vancouver and Honolulu. And, finally, neither did the Port of Ensenada.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)