Between Two Harbors: Reflections of a Catalina Island Harbormaster

Catalina, Adventure, Islands, Natalie Wood, and Wanderlust

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If you know and love Catalina, or if you want to know what it's like to live the Island dream, 'Between Two Harbors' shares a personal and insightful inside look into what life on a remote Island is really like. Packed with exciting sea stories, boating tragedies (including the death of actress Natalie Wood), and unique encounters with animals and nature on both land and sea. Checkout more than fifty 5 Star Amazon Reviews.

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Price: $25.95

Pages: 410

Rank: 1,531,380

ISBN: 9781491700648

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Publisher: iUniverse

Description: Catalina Island-the name conjures images of a pristine tropical island. Located twenty-six miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is known as the "island of romance" for good reason. A popular destination for boaters, fishermen, and tourists, it's a recreational mecca at sea-a place where people come to escape from the reality of urban life. Boasting 86,000 square miles of unspoiled and undeveloped natural beauty, Catalina is an island paradise with wild animals, surrounded by an ocean teeming with fish. For thirty-two years, Charles Douglas "Doug" Oudin lived a fantasy life on this secluded oasis. As the former harbormaster, he saw it all-harrowing storms, dramatic ocean rescues, traumatic accidents, and the tragic death of actress Natalie Wood. Encounters with sharks, buffalo, wild boar, and even a "sea serpent" are just a few of the strange and unique experiences he had while living on the island. Now, in this memoir, he shares his story. For those who know and love Catalina-and those who have always wanted to visit-Between Two Harbors reveals a glimpse of what life on the island is really like.

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