10 Rare Catalina Images

8.  Catalina Seaplane Airport

Considered to be the smallest airport with the biggest runway this was the Catalina Seaplane Airport. Many people don’t know that Charlie Chaplin’s half-brother Syd actually began the first seaplane service to Catalina in 1919. The Santa Catalina Island company would later start a more commercial version of the Seaplane transportation option with one way fares for $5.00.

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April 20, 2018
Wrigley never "bought" Catalina Island. He bought controlling interest of the Santa Catalina Island Company.

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