The Wreck of the Peter Iredale by TeresaB

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Located in Fort Stevens, just south of Astoria, Oregon (USA). It was a very overcast, cool morning with just a bit of fog thrown in when we were there!
Nikon D300 ~ Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens
117 views as of August 20, 2010
Per Wikipedia
The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. It was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River channel.
Sailing from Salina Cruz, Mexico, on or about September 26, 1906, the Peter Iredale was bound for Portland, Oregon with 1,000 tons of ballast and a crew of 27, including two stowaways. The voyage up the coast was unremarkable until the night of October 25, when Captain H. Lawrence sighted the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at 3:20 a.m. local time. The crew altered course first east-northeast and then northeast to enter the mouth of the Columbia River in thick mist and a rising tide. Under strong winds out of the west, an attempt was made to wear the ship away from shore, but a heavy northwest squall grounded the Peter Iredale on Clatsop Sands (now called Clatsop Spit). High seas and wind drove the ship ashore. A lifeboat was dispatched from Hammond, Oregon and assisted in evacuating the sailors, who were tended to at Fort Stevens. No casualties occurred in the accident.
There was little damage to the hull and plans were made to tow the ship back to sea, but after several weeks waiting for favorable weather and ocean conditions, the ship had listed to the right and become embedded in the sands. She was sold for scrap. All that remains is the bow, a few ribs and, a couple of masts. The rudder is sitting in the parking lot at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in nearby Astoria.

Captain Lawrence’s final toast to his ship was: “May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands.”

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Comments

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneabout 4 years ago

    Excellent composition! S:)x

  • Thank you so very much Sandra

    – TeresaB

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Great capture, love the history, you learn something new every day, thank you for sharing.

  • Thanks so very much Andrea

    – TeresaB

  • oldsalty
    oldsaltyabout 4 years ago

    Wonderfull composition and history Teresa!!My gg grandfathers brother was on a ship that was wrecked along that coastline on his way to San Francisco about 1847.!

  • Thanks so very much Brett

    – TeresaB

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    What a wonderful History lesson! Beautiful capture of this!

  • Thanks so very much icesrun

    – TeresaB

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Instant fave!!

  • Thanks so very much Vaggy

    – TeresaB

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much Polly

    – TeresaB

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Thanks bunches Trish

    – TeresaB

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Congratulations on your feature!!

  • Thank you so much Tibby

    – TeresaB

  • NancyC
  • YIPPEEE!! Thank you so very much Nancy!! I’m happy dancing here!!!

    – TeresaB

  • LaFleureRouge1
    LaFleureRouge1about 4 years ago

    Wow what a capture! Brava!
    I Love it!
    XXX
    Red

  • Thank you so very much Red

    – TeresaB

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