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Title
George Young brought ashore after swimming across Catalina Channel at Point Vicente, Los Angeles, 1927
Date Created and/or Issued
January 16, 1927
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
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.
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.
Handwritten on negative: Bringing Geo. Young ashore at Yacht Club
Text from negative sleeve: Yong, Geo. (no contact print made
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_2631
ark:/21198/zz002dcf8d
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Swimmers--California
Young, George, 1910-1972
O'Byrne, Henry
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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