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229 ft ship built in Scotland.
Passenger service in British Columbia; owned & operated by Union Steamship Company. Known as the “Logger’s Liner”
1958Taken out of service in British Columbia.
1960Sold for scraping in British Columbia.
1961Purchased & refitted and towed to Seattle as floating hotel for World’s Fair.
Catala towed to Ocean Shores & operated as charter fishing base, hotel and restaurant.
Continued operation as charter fishing base & entertainment center.
January 1, 1965
Severe storm with 70+ mph wind & 9 foot swell causes scour & fill around Catala; listed & flooded when settled at low tide.
Numerous attempts to re-float the Catala.
1965 - 1980
Catala becomes local attraction as the "tilting ship"
December 1965 Catala sold for salvage.
1976 Catala sold again for salvage.
1978 US Army Corps of Engineers builds road to end of Damon Point. Purpose is to load barges for rebuilding of North Jetty.
1979 Catala sold a third time for salvage.
1979/80 Stacks and cabin decks to cut off to sand line and sold for scrap.
August 1980 Remainder of ship buried with sand and abandoned.
2006 Catala begins to reappear from sand following severe storm in February.
Oil in hull reported to Ecology & US Coast Guard.
May & June 2006
Ecology surveys ship; confirms heavy oil in at least 3 tanks. Looks at options for removal of oil.
July to October, 2006
Catala Oil Remediation Project, first season of work to remove oil.
October 20, 2006
Work on Catala Oil Remediation Project is suspended for winter
May to October 2007
Season 2 of Catala Oil Remediation Project. Remaining oil contaminated sand & tank to be cleaned; ship cut up and removed; site restored