Windward

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Windward (#204325) (1907-1931), motor vessel of 63 gross tons that burned at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, on July 25, 1931. All fourteen aboard were rescued. [MVUS 1932, p. 965]



In the News~

July 28, 1931 [LAT]: “Catalina's visitors see sea wreck. Hundreds of Catalina Island vacationists yesterday were given the unique opportunity of viewing a real sea wreck on the ocean floor by gliding over the sunken hull of the 100-foot schooner Windward. The visitors received their closeup of the Windward from the island's glass-bottom boat, the sight-seeing ship being kept busy all day by persons looking at the $100,000 vessel. Although presenting a menage to navigation no effort had been made yesterday to raise the steel hull of the ship which burned and sank early Sunday morning. Island authorities were attempting to get in touch with the reported owner of the uninsured ship, M. B. Restovich, who described himself at the time of the mysterious fire as being a Hollywood sportsman. Two crew members who were injured in fighting the blaze said a short-circuit in the electrical system ignited fuel tanks.”