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In the News~

August 26, 1899 [SBMP]: “The yacht Nautilus of San Pedro reached this port late Thursday afternoon from Santa Cruz Island with a party of well-known young men from Los Angeles. The Nautilus arrived at Santa Cruz Island about ten days ago, and as she entered the harbor it was noticed that she steered poorly, and the next morning, as she lay at anchor, it was seen that her rudder had been lost. After a diligent search, it was given up, and the carpenters and blacksmiths at the ranch house made another one. So perfect was the new rudder that it will be kept permanently…”

April 28, 1904 [SBMP]: “Percy Bagley has launched his gasoline boat, Nautilus, for another season. The boat has just undergone some changes and repairs. Mr. Bagley has been entertaining his friends with a cruise around the channel.”

September 12, 1904 [SBMP]: “Percy Bagley yesterday took out Dr. and Mrs. Stinson, Mr. And Mrs. Flournoy and Mrs. Greenwell in his power launch, Nautilus. They returned early in the afternoon with a large catch of albacore and bonita.”

April 16, 1905 [SBMP]: “Ira Eaton's Irene, Percy Bagley's Nautilus, and William Walker's Naiad, have formed a combination and are using every effort to solicit most of the excursion business for the home boats. The McKinley, a large launch from San Diego in charge of Captain Knowles, has arrived in port for the purpose of taking visitors to the warships...”

April 16, 1905 [SBMP]: “Don Leach, Orrin Seeley, Percy Bagley, William Walker and other boat owners have combined their interests and will endeavor to give the public better boat service than they have in the past. Under this new combination a half dozen launches and sailboats will be placed in public service under a single management. A boat office and new gangway will soon be constructed on the railroad wharf and a boatman will be on hand at all hours of the day to take orders from those who wish to take fishing or pleasure trips upon the water. They will charge a uniform rate.”

May 8, 1905 [LAT/SB]: “Craft in danger. Heavy sea at Santa Barbara… A number of small sailboats and power launches that have been built or repaired since the last storm are now at the Channel Islands, and some anxiety is felt as to their safety. Among the crafts that are at the islands are the Vixen, the Irene, Prima María, Portula, Peerless, and Walker’s launch. Bagley’s Nautilus and Gourley’s Belvedere are out riding the storm here.”

May 31, 1905 [SBMP]: “A party of eleven young Santa Barbara men chartered Percy Bagley’s launch Nautilus yesterday morning and caught 200 pounds of large fish by trolling in the channel. The catch consisted of barracuda, yellowtail and bonita. One fish weighing over 30 pounds was taken.”

May 11, 1906 [SBMP]: “Mr. Van Alstyne enjoyed a fishing trip with Captain Bagley in his launch Nautilus…”

June 10, 1906 [SBMP]: “Joseph A. Burns, the local manager of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, made a trip into the channel yesterday morning in Percy Bagley’s launch Nautilus. He had fair luck fishing.”