You can explore an abandoned ghost ship on the Oregon coast
It might surprise you that the early days of deep-sea sailing were fraught with danger. The Oregon Coast is littered with such mishaps, but an abandoned ship is easily accessible and worth a road trip from the Tri-Cities to explore.
The Peter Iredale ran aground in 1906 and lay rusting along the coast for over 100 years.
It has become a real tourist attraction and you can access it, unlike the other ships that sank along the Oregon coast.
According to Wikipedia:
The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing ship that was abandoned after sinking in 1906.
The ship was bound Portland until it crashed ashore due to high winds and a strong northwesterly gust.
The boat had to be towed ashore but after a few weeks the sand had made the operation impossible.
See the 116-year-old wreck of the Peter Iredale
The boat was then to be demolished but the ship was never hit, so it continued to rot right where it had landed.
All that remains of the ship today is the bow, a few masts and a few frames.
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