Peter Iredale Ship Wreck, Warrenton

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. She was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River channel. Wreckage is still visible, making it a popular tourist attraction as one of the most accessible shipwrecks of the Graveyard of the Pacific.NamesakeThe ship was named after Peter Iredale, who not only owned the vessel as part of his shipping fleet, but was also a well-known figure in Liverpool, England, where his business was headquartered.The ship was built in Maryport in June 1890, by R. Ritson & Co Ltd for P. Iredale & Porter. She displaced 2,075 tons and measured 87 meters (285 ft) in length and was fashioned from steel plates on an iron frame. She had royal sails above double top and topgallant sails, and was the largest vessel built by Ritson. The ship was originally commanded by Captain G.A. Brown and later by Captain H. Lawrence.
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  • The Peter Iredale is an iconic wreckage that highlights the beach in Fort Stevens State Park. Best time is coordinate to go as tide is going out, and near low tide. This affords you an opportunity to ...  more »
  • I had been here 15 years prior, and the Peter Iredale keeps melting away into the ocean. My family was happy to visit here when the tide was low enough to get near the wreckage. Soon it will be comple...  more »
  • This was a beautiful beach. It was clean and quiet. I got to hula hoop here so that made me extra happy. The ship wreck was neat. It reminded me of a large rib cage. The parking lot was right by the water so there wasn't really a walk to the beach. The signage was easy to follow from the main road
  • It's kind of funny when I was a kid about a thousand years ago literally back in the dinosaur age it's my ship was mostly there yet and every time I go down there to see that thing opt if he saw his boat now I think he crapped himself there isn't much left ever there's a couple of pictures of me with that when that when I was about 8-10 years old when most of that thing was still around you can see part of a remnants if you look behind what's left of the the bow and then look back towards where the steering was all that was still there and the sides are still there when I was a kid yeah I got a few miles on me but still good to see the old girl and go down there and enjoy the beach and try to have fun with the puppies and they try to keep the place up and everything for everybody so give those kids Kudos and thanks to all the Rangers and everybody involved trying to keep it up and safe for the kids and are puppies and for all of us to enjoy and hopefully it doesn't change too much for many generations or we can all keep enjoying it take care you know how it is life's a beach haha on my Adventures . Baron Erich Von Mason😁😁😁😁

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