Icons of the Oregon Coast You Shouldn't Miss
By Beth Wise
Published: 02/27/2015  Updated: 12/06/2018
Face Rock in Bandon, Oregon
Peter Iredale shipwreck at Fort Stevens State Park  Photo by Gary Hayes
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Peter Iredale Shipwreck

At low tide you can walk right up to this 100-year-old shipwreck.

The most accessible shipwreck of the ‘Graveyard of the Pacific,’ this sailing vessel ran aground in October of 1906 on the beach in what is now Fort Stevens State Park south of Astoria. Walk through its giant, rusty bones as children build sandcastles around it at low tide. During high tide, take spectacular photos that make it look as if the ocean is trying to take the boat back out on one final voyage. You can almost visualize the sailors that once braved the ship’s tumultuous ocean passage. Regardless of when you visit, this remarkable stop is one that will live in your memory for years to come.
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Icons of the Oregon Coast You Shouldn't Miss