National Geographic : 1915 Jul
Photo by George R.King AVALON HARBOR: CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA Catalina is a mountain range surrendered to the sea. Avalon harbor, its chief beauty, crescent-shaped, isaplace ofpilgrimage forsome of the most famous anglers of America, Great Britain, and France. Tuna, black sea bass, white seabass, and swordfish aretaken intheclear, un ruffled waters of its blue bay, and the mounting of trophy fish for the fishermen pilgrims has become anAvalon industry. The rich submarine gardens of Avalon Bay are famed, and so transparent are the waters that these sea landscapes maybestudied indetail bytheuseofglass-bottom boats.