Laurel (far right seated) with friends and all the fish they caught. Captain Chester Mills is the chap in the middle standing with the captains hat and bow tie. cs
Stan on the Ruth L. with a broken fishing pole
Ruth (seated) and the boys on a movie set.
Ruth and Stan posing next to their Marlin! The Ruth L. is quietly docked to the rear of Stan.jw
Stan sitting on the fighting chairs with Dorothy Hope (Writer from England) at the stern of the Ruth L. cs
Stan (seated far right), Ruth (woman in the center), Captain Chester Mills (tall chap standing) and friends on the Ruth L.
Laurel and Hardy on their way to Catalina! Tally Ho! ls
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The boys with their wives.
Laurel and Hardy on a scene at Saps at Sea
Stan and Ollie enjoying a nice lunch after a fine fishing trip to Catalina off the Ruth L. Stan used to joke that when Hardy was on the yacht no one could see it because all you could see was Babe (Oliver Hardy).
The Ruth L. must be out for some bottom paint.
circa 1930: Comedy stars Oliver Hardy (1892 - 1957) and on right Stan Laurel (1890 - 1965) with Marlin they have caught while big game fishing. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
Looks like Stan and Ollie caught a tuna (A flag is hoisted to let everyone know that a tuna has been caught!) ls
Laurel and Hardy have no luck catching fish today.
(Catalina Island, 1937) ls
Laurel and Hardy enjoying each others company on a fishing trip to Catalina. ls
Oliver Hardy, Myrtle Hardy, Ruth Laurel and Stan Laurel enjoying a day at the pier on Catalina Island. The Ruth L. got them there! ls
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Stan and Ruth on a nice stroll on Catalina Island Pier.
Stan and Ruth Laurel standing next to the 171 lb. marlin caught on their launch the Ruth L. on August 15, 1935 in 45 minutes. This well planned photo shows the Ruth L. comfortably between Stan's left shoulder and the marlin.
A photo of the harbor in Avalon at Catalina Island in 1936. This is what Laurel and Hardy would have seen when coming into the harbor. The Ida May would have been moored at the far left of this photo.
An amazing photo of the Ruth L. taken by Stan Laurel with his trusty camera. What makes this photo more interesting is that Ruth Laurel proudly wrote in red, "My Ruth L."
Here's Ruth reading at the starboard stern. The Ruth L. is moored at San Pedro just before launching off to Catalina Island. 1936.