Tag Archives: Catalina Island

SS CATALINA – THE GREAT WHITE STEAMER – EARLY VIDEO

This video is from a super 8 home movie collection. It was filmed around 1972. The Great White Steamer sailed to Catalina Island during the summer. This is one of its last trips before being discontinued. The S.S. Catalina, also known as The Great White Steamer, was a 301-foot steamship built in 1924 that provided passenger service on the 26-mile ... Read More »

Cruise Ship History: Our Retro 1950s Cruise Video – SS CATALINA sails again to Avalon – The Great White Ship was scrapped last month in Mexico after a valiant effort to save her.

A nostalgic look at the SS CATALINA and SS AVALON. They were called the BIG WHITE STEAMERS. These day tourist steamships operated together from 1920 into the early 1950s — except for WW 2. The SS CATALINA continued running into the mid-1970s. They provided daily service throughout the summer from Los Angeles to Catalina Island. The SS AVALON lies at ... Read More »

Cruise Line History: SS CATALINA and SS AVALON – The big white steamers to Catalina Island. Video and history of these excursion day boats.

1950s RETRO: THE BIG WHITE CRUISE SHIP SAILS AGAIN TO CATALINA ISLAND! from CRUISINGTHEPAST.COM on Vimeo. 1950s RETRO: THE BIG WHITE CRUISE SHIP SAILS AGAIN TO CATALINA ISLAND! from CRUISINGTHEPAST.COM on Vimeo. View our video on the SS CATALINA and SS AVALON by clicking above.They were called the BIG WHITE STEAMERS. These day tourist steamships operated together from 1920 into ... Read More »