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Big surf pounds Catalina, causes major damage to boatyard, harbor
Big surf pounds Catalina, causes major damage to boatyard, harbor

Surging surf caused by Hurricane Marie battered Santa Catalina Island, leaving a wake of destruction at a boatyard and creating hazardous conditions at Avalon Harbor, officials said Wednesday evening. On Wednesday night, a structure on Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu slid down a hill and partially entered the water as surf crashed on the shoreline, according to television news footage. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was inside the structure. Earlier on Catalina, waves tore through the boatyard at Pebbly Beach on the east end of the island, upending boats and scattering lumber across the area.  Some of the wood apparently floated into Avalon Harbor, where it...

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