In 1963, the S.S. Catala was transported to Ocean Shores and used as a "boatel" until she was driven aground by a storm two years later. When it became impossible to refloat the ship, she was left to decay on the beach at Damon Point. Ultimately destroyed, efforts to reconstruct the S.S. Catala began in 2006.

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Parks and Outdoors Review of Catala Shipwreck

Away Travel Expert: Jeremy Pataky
ParksExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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  • The area near the shipwreck is important habitat for migrating waterfowl and marine birds during April and May, and gray whales migrate just offshore or feed in the bay during this time.
  • Critical habitats in the area shelter a wide range of fish, shellfish, and wildlife species, including Dungeness crab, harbor seals, salmon, trout, and herring. And it's one of only a few nesting sites for the Snowy Plover and Streaked Horned Lark, both sensitive species.

Ocean Shores, Washington

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Telephone Number: 360-407-6300
Fax: 360-407-6305
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