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Ozella (#254450) (1948-1963), foundered about a half mile southwest of Ben Weston Point, Santa Catalina Island, on December 17, 1963. [MVUS, 1965, p. 1004].

In the News~

December 19, 1963 [San Bernardino Sun]: “Fishing Boat Sinks Off Catalina Island. San Pedro—The fishing boat Ozella sank in about 120 feet of water off Catalina Island after splitting a seam in her hull, the Coast Guard said. The 40-foot craft went down off Ben Weston Point despite efforts to keep her afloat with pumping equipment dropped by helicopter. ”