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Leland Lewis Aerial Photographs of Baja California Collection
MSS 409  
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Description
Aerial photographs of Baja California (Mexico) coastal features, including black-and-white images of points, ports, capes, bays, and islands, taken by Leland Lewis, a west coast navigator, sailor and author. Port towns represented include Ensenada, La Paz, Loreto, Mulege, Santa Rosalia, and San Felipe. Many of the images were used to illustrate Lewis's book entitled Sea Guide - Baja (1971).
Background
Leland Lewis was a navigator who worked aboard west coast tuna clippers and sailed as the skipper of his own schooner. In 1965, he published the first volume of his Sea Guide, which covered the Southern California coast from Point Arguello to Punta Banda, Mexico. The second volume, covering both the Pacific and Gulf of California coasts of Baja California, appeared in 1971. Most of the photographs were taken in the company of Arnold Senterfitt, a pilot and author of Airports of Baja California.
Extent
1.6 Linear feet (4 archive boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.