The tug boat John N. Stewart was owned by William Wrigley and took its maiden voyage in 1926. It was the first electrically driven tug boat on the Pacific Coast. It was named after the vice president of the Wilmington Transportation Company.
View of swimmers beginning the Wrigley Ocean Marathon at Isthmus Cove on Santa Catalina Island. Starting with the swimmer in the 1-shouldered black swim suit on the right, seven swimmers are identified in the newspaper caption from R to L. Boats in the water wait to accompany the swimmers, who attempting to swim the channel to Point Vincent on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Photograph of a Wrigley Ocean Marathon swimmer rescued from the cold ocean. He is covered in blankets on a stretcher that 2 men carry down the gang plank of a boat. Spectators on either side of the gang plank watch.
View of the shore of Isthmus Cove on Santa Catalina Island on the day of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon. Placards with the numbers assigned to the swimmers, on sticks stuck in the sand, line the shore along with a few small boats. A few marathon workers are among the placards and boats and a few spectators stand on the higher ground behind them with a small building in the distance. The absence of the swimmers indicates that the time is either somewhat before or after the 11:00 am start of the marathon.
Photograph of George Young, winner of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon, receiving a check for $25,000 from William Wrigley, Jr. (left, in hat) as Sid Grauman looks on (right). A photographer is in the foreground (left).
Girls in bathing suits at a Los Angeles beach pretend to practice for the Wrigley Ocean Marathon. Eight girls prone on beach chairs do the crawl stroke as others watch from behind. Many of the spectators hold musical instruments including a clarinet, 2 saxophones, a bass, a violin, a trumpet, a banjo and a drum.