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A fine vintage, detailed nautical chart of Santa Catalina Island, located off the coast of California, United States. This map is produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce and is part of the National Ocean Service series. With a Mercator projection and a scale of 1:40,000 at a latitude of 33°23' North, the map adheres to the North American 1927 Datum, providing accurate and reliable navigation data for mariners.

The chart was published in Washington, D.C., and its 8th edition was released on April 16, 1983, with the identifier 18757. One of the key features of this nautical chart is the display of soundings in fathoms at mean lower low water, which provides essential depth information to help mariners avoid underwater hazards and ensure safe navigation around the island. Additionally, the map includes crucial details such as shoreline features, navigational aids, seabed characteristics, and other relevant geographical data, making it an indispensable tool for those navigating the waters around Santa Catalina Island.

In addition to the main chart of Santa Catalina Island, there are three insets that provide more detailed views of key areas around the island: Isthmus Cove, Avalon Bay, and Catalina Harbor. These insets offer expanded and focused information, allowing mariners to better navigate these particular locations.

Isthmus Cove, located on the northwest side of the island, is a popular anchorage for boaters due to its calm and protected waters. The inset of Isthmus Cove highlights specific features such as mooring locations, shore facilities, and prominent landmarks to help ensure safe navigation.

Avalon Bay, situated on the southeast side of Santa Catalina Island, is a bustling harbor that hosts the town of Avalon, a major tourist destination. The Avalon Bay inset provides essential information on the bay's layout, including harbor facilities, mooring areas, and navigational aids, which are crucial for boaters approaching the busy port.

Catalina Harbor, also known as Cat Harbor, is located on the western side of the island and is known for its serene and sheltered anchorage. The Catalina Harbor inset offers a more detailed view of the harbor's topography, along with navigational markers, anchorages, and other key points of interest for mariners.

These insets complement the main chart, providing comprehensive and invaluable navigational information for those exploring the waters around Santa Catalina Island.

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Some toning at the left and right and in the margins.