There aren't too many places where one can reach out and touch a shipwreck or even walk inside of it (depending on the tides)--but you can find such a place at Ft Stevens, on the beach south of the jetty.
I still have memories of seeing the Peter Iredale when I was young and our family visited here. Seems like there was a lot more to the wreck then--and perhaps there was as a lot of years have passed.
In this photo you can see what remains of the ship--from bow to stern;
fortunately, there was no loss of life.
A peaceful scene--looks like we have this piece of paradise all to ourselves;
little do you know that the beach was full of happy people, including our family:)
Ft Stevens is a very popular place to visit!
Coffenbury Lake--what you can't see is the fishermen, kids in canoes and people just enjoying the beautiful view!
After we left the park we encountered three deer--a mom (not shown) and two of her babies! I was on my cell phone at the time and yelled at my friend to hold on so I could photograph them (she, knowing that I love ALL Bambi-types, was happy to oblige)...it had been a perfect day thus far and seeing this little deer family was a great ending to that day!
Hope you enjoyed our trip to the NW coast of Oregon...
For more info on the Peter Iredale see this link to wikipedia
wildflowers, heron and good food!
logging history, bird-lover paradise and --- good food!