Western Air Express Boeing 204L   (NC)874E                     (c/n 1076)


                                              Another machine picked up with the purchase of Pacific Marine Airways was this Boeing
                                              204L seen in Catalina harbor, circa 1928.    Note that in those days it was common not to
                                              paint the "NC" part of the registration.  Shades of New Zealand today, wherein the "ZK-"
                                              is deemed passe for aircraft operated wholly within the islands.  This Boeing was still flying the
                                              Wilmington - Catalina route as late as 1930.