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Peter Iredale in Seattle, around 1900.

Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel Braque sailing vessel that
ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the
Oregon coast en route to
Portland, Oregon with 1,000 tons of ballast and a crew of 27,
including two
stowaways. She was abandoned on Clatsop Spit
Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles south of the
Columbia River channel.

The 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 located.

Wreckage the Peter Iredale is still visible, making it a popular
tourist attraction as one of the most accessible
shipwrecks of
Graveyard of the Pacific.

 Peter Iredale Biography   
Peter Iredale

Schemers sought to seize Peter Iredale shipwreck, sell for scrap | Offbeat Oregon History

Mile 336 - Columbia Beach, Peter Iredale wreck, Fort Stevens SP - January 19, 2023 | Oregon Shores



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