Exploring the Remains of the Peter Iredale Shipwreck

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Along the coast of Oregon, the iron skeleton of a 100-year old shipwreck attracts local and visiting Instagrammers to explore its remains.

In 1906, a sudden storm drove the Peter Iredale shipping vessel aground near Fort Stevens, Oregon, as it made its way along the Pacific coast. The ship measured 87 meters (285 feet) in length and boasted four masts and steel plating along its iron frame. Though three of its masts snapped upon impact, the crew suffered no fatalities.

The remains of the ship have stood as a popular tourist attraction ever since the wreck, though much of the remnants have eroded or have been sold for scrap over the last century. Today, only the iron hull still stands, a reminder of times past mired in the sands.