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In the News~

October 19, 1906 [San Pedro Daily News]: “Santa Barbara, Oct. 19.—W. O. Brunnell, a San Pedro fisherman engaged in the crawfish traffic, was picked up by the schooner Ellen, Captain Vasquez, twenty miles off San Miguel Island in a dory in an exhausted condition. He was blown to sea in a gale, and was out twenty hours. The Ellen had her mainsail blown away. It is thought marvelous that the dory survived the gale. Brunnell was brought to this city.”

December 8, 1906 [SBMP]:Ellen arrives with lumber. The power schooner Ellen arrived at a late hour Thursday night from the west end of San Miguel ISland, where she had been for several days, taking on board a quantity of lumber that was saved from the wrecked lumber vessel Colman, that went on the reefs about a year ago and could not be saved. Captain Vasquez undertook to save the lumber and he has thus far succeeded in removing the greater part of the cargo that conditions will permit him to reach. Yesterday he was discharging about 15,000 feet of the lumber that he had saved from the hold of the wrecked vessel, at the foot of the commercial wharf. As soon as Captain Vasquez has put on board another lot of supplies he will return to the island for another load.”

October 1, 1912 [SBMP]: “The Charm left Santa Barbara Saturday morning with thirty-three passengers, teachers, normal school students, artists and others. After an enjoyable trip across the channel, the party landed at Valdez Harbor, first having viewed the wonders of Painted Cave. The remainder of the afternoon was spent exploring. Trouble with the machinery prevented the start home on schedule time, and the party camped as best they could for the night. Sunday morning two fishing launches, one of them, Larco’s Miramar, appeared, and later the Ellen, Captain Zankich, chartered by Prof. A.C. Olney, whose wife was with the Charm party. The Charm was then given a rapid tow across the channel, the three launches furnishing the power with the Ellen leading the tandem...”

June 26, 1913 [SBDN]: “The launch Otter, which has been lying aground on the beach in front of the Potter since last Sunday night, was got into the water again at a late hour yesterday afternoon through the combined haul of the powerboats Gussie M and Ellen. The Otter was found to have suffered no injury through her risky experience, and she is in as good shape as ever for the excursion business, which will be resumed next Sunday, when the boat is expected to carry to the islands a large party of pleasure seekers.”