From about 1948 to 1965 there was a myriad of
small airlines plying the route from Long
Beach to Catalina Island. Avalon Air
Transport was the largest, but there were plenty of
between. Catalina Amphibian Air Lines was one of them, one of
(shouldn't that be Geese?)
is seen here at Long Beach Municipal in 1965. Most of these
outfits operated ex US Navy
Grumman JRF-5s. This one was ex BuAer 37820. In fact,
unlike the Widgeon, the
Goose was used more by scheduled carriers than in "private service"
shall we say.