May 1, 2020

The Wreck of Peter Iredale

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Planning a trip along the Oregon Coast?

Put this on your list of things to see.

The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel on its way to Portland, Oregon from Salina Cruz, Mexico, in October of 1906. While cruising the Oregon coast, she got caught up in quite the squall. The captain spotted the Tillamook Lighthouse and altered course, but by then it was too late. The heavy winds, rains, and rising tides were too much and the ship was blown ashore onto the Clatsop Sands. Happily, there were no casualties and little damage to the vessel herself. Plans to get her back in the water never materialized so she has been ashore, corroding, for decades. The Wreck of Peter Iredale can be seen at Ft. Stevens State Park at Warrington, Oregon near the northern border. Time your visit at low tide so you can walk up to it to touch and feel. This is a place where your imagination can fly.

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Shipwreck of Peter Iredale