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Check out the Historic Shipwreck of Peter Iredale

June 15, 2018
Category: Tourist Attractions

Seaside, OR is known for many things: for providing a gorgeous view of the coast while also creating a safe and family-friendly atmosphere, for showcasing a fantastic history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and for being home to numerous parks to explore. Among these parks and beautiful coastline views, there are many attractions to be found. The Historic Shipwreck of Peter Iredale is one of these attractions which exhibits everything that Seaside, OR is best known for. This spectacle contains a rich history in relation to the area while also granting a scenic view of the sea, while also being located within Fort Stevens State Park.

About the Historic Shipwreck of Peter Iredale

The Historic Shipwreck of Peter Iredale is an icon to Hammond, OR. These skeleton of the four-masted steel barque is all that remains of the wreck and can be found through a short hike through the Fort Stevens State Park. Named after Peter Iredale, the ship was accidentally run ashore in 1906 while the vessel was en route to the Columbia River. The ship was originally constructed in 1890 and named after it’s owner, Peter Iredale, making the remains of the vessel approximately 128 years old. Upon its construction, the ship was to deliver goods and supplies to the West Coast from England. This shipwreck is best known for being one of the most accessible shipwrecks on the west coast and is a phenomenal attraction to see.

Some highlights of seeing the historic shipwreck of Peter Iredale is the hike that one must take to find it through Fort Stevens State Park. Much like the shipwreck, the park contains a great deal of historical significance, especially pertaining to military matters. Fort Stevens State Park expands across approximately 4200 acres; though the trek to the shipwreck is short, the rest of the park has much to offer in terms of beautiful sights, making every aspect of your journey to this shipwreck both aesthetically pleasing, and historically insightful.

Located along the coastline of Fort Stevens State Park, the shipwreck of Peter Iredale is available for viewing during the hours that the park is in operation. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and the daily parking price is $5 per vehicle.

Stay at River Inn at Seaside

While exploring the historic shipwreck of Peter Iredale, enjoy your stay at the River Inn at Seaside. Located within 15.4 miles of the hotel, the River Inn at Seaside offers the best rates when you book directly at