Get our brand new Catalina Island Shirt and the story behind the majestic VS-44 Excambian and her sister ships with our Catalina Combo! You’ll receive one shirt in the size of your choosing, plus the Knights of Avalon book written by David Johnston.
Visit Catalina By Air with our new Catalina Island Shirt! Featured prominently is the Sikorsky VS-44 flying along side flying fish in front of the Catalina Casino! Only three VS-44s were made, and only one still exists today. That aircraft being the Excambian, registration NC41881, which is now located in the New England Air Museum.
We wanted to pay homage to the VS-44 Excambian by capturing the spirit of flying to the Catalina Islands, and the advertisements that sold those flights, on our t-shirt. If you love flying fish, casinos, and American built four engine trans ocean flying boats then you’ll love our Visit Catalina By Air shirts!
For over 100 years Avalon Bay has been the romantic backdrop for celebrities and spectacular aircraft during Santa Catalina Island’s fascinating aviation history. The Knights of Avalon showcases the magnificent flying boats and their intrepid pilots that emerged from the “Golden Age of Seaplanes.” Explore the spectacular rise and rapid disappearance of the flying boat and learn how the last flying boat made in America came to be owned by actress Maureen O’Hara.
This book includes 110 b/w photos