Catalina (#) (fl. 1870s), sloop used by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in the 1870s along the coast of California.
In the News~
April 6, 1878 [Stehman Forney to Mr. Carlile Pollock Patterson, Superintendent, U.S. Coast Survey]: “The Survey of Catalina Island… As the sloop Catalina is not large enough to transport horses, I am obliged to employ a schooner to transport my animals from the mainland to the island, for this I had to expend $108.50…”
June 21, 1879 [U.S.C.S., RG 23]: “For Sale at Public Auction. Merchants Exchange. Sloop Catalina. Full inventory & equipment, perfect order. Can be seen at Howard Street wharf alongside U.S. Steamer Hassler. Sale by direction of C. P. Patterson. U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey.”
June 30, 1879 [Stehman Forney to Mr. Carlile Pollock Patterson, Superintendent, U.S. Coast Survey]: “…I completed the survey of Catalina Island August 26th, 1878, after which I took the sloop Catalina and proceeded to San Clemente Island, where I made a reconnaissance, for camping purposes…”
April 22, 1879 [SBDP]: “The government steamer McArthur and sloop Catalina and a Chinese junk are the only vessels in the harbor today.”
June 3, 1879 [SBMP]: “The U.S. Government sloop Catalina that has been used for several years here in the coast survey, is to be sold at auction this week in San Francisco.”