CATALINAEXPRESS.COM 23 Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend! Packages available starting at $95/person. Great hotel rooms, ocean-view suites, or townhouse condos 310.510.0344 • 800 222-8254 www.seaportvillageinn.com 119 Maiden Lane A Milestone for Chimes Tower Among Catalina’s iconic scenes is Chimes Tower, a hillside landmark that can be seen—and heard—from the harbor and in Avalon. Perched high above the harbor, the tower was a 1925 gift to the city from Ada and William Wrigley Jr. Its melodic chimes have delineated life in Avalon ever since. With the passage of time, however, the mechanism and structure began to show their age and a non-profit foundation was created by the board of the Catalina Island Company to refurbish the structure and chimes. The project has reached a major milestone with the installation of hand- forged iron work, arched grills, a door and new steps. “We are excited about what we have been able to accomplish this year,” said Geoff Rusack, Chair of the Chimes Tower Board’s facilities committee. “Thanks to hard work on the part of a great team, we have made amazing progress on this restoration.” With a fundraising goal of $1 million, the Chimes Tower Foundation plans to continue repairs on the existing structure, restore the chimes, install new lighting, and add landscaping. The organization welcomes tax-deductible contributions to the Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation, PO Box 677, Avalon, CA 90704 or at CatalinaChimes.org.