Tyler Harbor, Santa Cruz Island
Tyler Harbor, Santa Cruz Island (Tyler Bay)
The place name appears on the June 1882 U.S. Coast Survey map Pacific Coast from Santa Monica to Point Conception, including the Santa Barbara Channel, California, J.E. Hilgard, Superintendent.
An island superintendent’s letter dated November 11, 1918 reported a poaching incident committed by Austrian fishermen: “This happened at Tyler Harbor, which is perhaps better known as Potato Harbor.” Today Tyler Harbor is charted as Potato Harbor.