Hammond, Oregon: Peter Iredale, the Tourist-Friendly Shipwreck

The ribs of a decayed ship have stood in the surf since it ran aground on October 25, 1906. It's a very accessible wreck; at low tide you can walk right up to it, but stay away when the surf's up.

Fort Stevens State Park

Address:
100 Peter Iredale Rd, Hammond, OR
Directions:
Enter Fort Stevens State Park from US Hwy 101 and follow the signs.
Hours:
Best viewed at low tide. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
503-861-3170
Admission:
Parking pass $5.
RA Rates:
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Peter Iredale, the Tourist-Friendly Shipwreck

The wreck is covered more now by sand; visit in low tide.

[Leslie Jenkins, 06/04/2017]

Peter Iredale shipwreck.

Shipwreck of the Peter Iredale

The Peter Iredale shipwrecked on the Oregon Coast in 1906. No one was able to remove the boat, so it just stayed there. Over the last 101 years it has slowly deteriorated. You can still see a very large piece of it. You can walk right up to it at low tide, and even wade out to it if the tide isn't too high, but watch out because there is a drop off right next to the sides of the hull and you will get wetter than you planned.

[Jody Day, 07/23/2007]

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