Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Peter Iredale

While at Ft. Stevens, it's a must to check out the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale, which is fully explorable. The British ship ran aground on a dark and stormy night in 1906 while coming from Mexico to pick up a cargo of wheat for Britain.  All the crew and two stowaways were rescued. It was sold for scrap, but its skeleton remains.  We arrived a couple hours after the tide began coming in, but were happy to find we still had plenty of time to investigate. 

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