George Young brought ashore after swimming across Catalina Channel at Point Vicente, Los Angeles, 1927
- George Young brought ashore after swimming across Catalina Channel at Point Vicente, Los Angeles, 1927
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- January 16, 1927
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
A different photograph taken on the same occasion appears with the article, “George young Conquers Channel in Prize Race; Two Girls Get Awards,” Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan 1927: 1.
Spectators watch as George Young is brought ashore. His trainer, Henry O’Byrne, stands at the far left.
George Young, 17-year-old swimmer from Toronto, won the Wrigley Ocean Marathon swim from Catalina Island to Point Vicente, along the California coast. The 22 mile swim took him 15 hours and 44 minutes and earned him a $25,000 prize. Margaret C. Hauser of Long Beach and Martha Stager of Portland, Oregon also swam the marathon but did not finish.
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cellulose nitrate film
Young, George, 1910-1972
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- still image
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