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Burned in Effigy - July 28, 2017


Bonefire of the Vanities - July 28, 2017


Rachel, KK and Tad - July 28, 2017


Lisa Moody - July 28, 2017


KK - July 28, 2017


Burning in Effigy Party - Tracy and Brook - July 28, 2017


Last Night in Town - Caps - July 30, 2017


Last Night in Town - Redlight - Meathooks - July 30, 2017


13 Coins - Farewell to Jennifer - August 2, 2017


Crossing the Columbia River - August 2, 2017


Tent Site - Bud's RV Park - Gearheart, OR - August 2, 2017


Wreck of the Peter Iredale - August 2, 2017

Sailing from Salina CruzMexico, on or about September 26, 1906, Peter Iredale was bound for Portland, Oregon with 1,000 tons of ballast and a crew of 27, including two stowaways. The voyage up the coast was unremarkable until the night of 25 October, when Captain H. Lawrence sighted the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at 3:20 a.m. local time. The crew altered course first east-northeast and then northeast to enter the mouth of the Columbia River in thick mist and a rising tide. Under strong winds out of the west, an attempt was made to wear the ship away from shore, but a heavy northwest squall grounded Peter Iredale on Clatsop Sands (now called Clatsop Spit). High seas and wind drove the ship ashore. A lifeboat was dispatched from Hammond, Oregon and assisted in evacuating the sailors, who were tended to at Fort Stevens. No casualties occurred in the accident.

A Naval Court inquiry was held in Astoria on November 12 and 13, 1906, by the British Vice-Consulate to determine the cause of the wreck. After investigating, no blame was placed on Lawrence and the crew for the loss, and he and his officers were commended for their attempts to save the ship.

There was little damage to the hull and plans were made to tow the ship back to sea, but after several weeks waiting for favorable weather and ocean conditions, the ship had listed to the port (left) and become embedded in the sands. The salvage rights to the ship were sold in 1917, though the wreck was never actually broken up. All that currently remains is the bow, a few ribs, and a couple of masts.

Captain Lawrence's final toast to his ship was: "May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands." - Wikipedia: Peter Iredale



Wreck of the Peter Iredale - August 2, 2017


Wreck of the Peter Iredale - August 2, 2017


Oregon Coast - Ecola State Park - August 3, 2017


Oregon Coast - Ecola State Park - August 3, 2017


Oregon Coast - August 3, 2017


Oregon Coast - August 3, 2017


Oregon Coast - August 3, 2017


Camping Near Arcata, CA - August 5, 2017


Flint Ridge - Redwoods - August 12, 2017


WWII Radar Station - August 13, 2017


Flint Ridge - August 12, 2017



Flint Ridge - Redwoods - August 12, 2017


Banana Slugs - Flint Ridge - August 13, 2017


High Bluff Overlook - August 13, 2017