Catalina Island News

Round the Island with Doug Bombard

Catalina Island Museum

For many of us on the island, Doug Bombard is a living legend.  Doug has lived on the island for over 70 years.  He cut his teeth running the Miss Catalina speedboats, then ran the Two Harbors operation, founded the Catalina Express in the 1980s and all along the way has been involved in countless island projects and programs.

Thanks to his generosity in wanting to raise funds for the Catalina Island Museum, one of his favorite local charities, you now have a chance to spend an afternoon listening to his stories about our special island, while seeing all the various camps and coves and coastline from the comfort of a single-hulled Express boat.  Mark your calendar for October 8th (11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).  What will make the Museum's 2009 Round the Island Cruise even better than the trip they ran in 2007 is that he has invited several island friends to join him in sharing unique background and insights about all the special places around the island.  Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner will be just one of Doug's friends that will share some of her unique stories of the island.  The boat will make a stop at the dynamic USC Wrigley Marine Science Center for lunch and a brief tour before heading around the West End to explore the windward side of our island.
Seating is limited to 130, so hurry and get your tickets now!  $200/person or $350 for two.  Call 310-510-2414 ext. 1# to buy tickets by phone, or log on to our website to download a ticket order form or buy tickets online!

The Catalina Island Museum is a private nonprofit organization, founded in 1953.  To learn more visit our website.