Wreck of the Peter Iredale/Warrenton, Oregon

Wreck of the Peter Iredale/Warrenton, Or

This sailing vessel ran ashore on the Oregon Coast in 1906. It was bound for Portland, Oregon from Salina Cruz, Mexico with 1,000 tons of ballast and a crew of 27 (including two stowaways), but was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Ft. Stevens about four miles south of the Columbia River Channel after winds drove the ship ashore. Even though the ship sustained little damage to its hull, many weeks of bad weather caused it to list and become embedded in the sands.

The ship's captain's last address was "May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands."

It's a fun stop on this great clam-digging beach on the Northern Oregon Coast.

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