Peter Iredale Shipwreck Warrenton, Oregon

The picturesque wreck of the steel barque Peter Iredale, which ran aground in 1906 en route to the Columbia River, can be seen up close on the beach in Warrenton, Oregon.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
250149
Names
Peter Iredale Shipwreck
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Timeline

1890
The Peter Iredale is built in Maryport, England, for the British shipping firm Iredale & Porter.
1906
Construction of Peter Iredale Shipwreck
26 Sep 1906
Captain Lawrence and the crew of the Peter Iredale depart Salina Cruz, Mexico, for Portland, Oregon, where they intend to pick up wheat for import in the United Kingdom.
25 Oct 1906
Wreck of the Peter Iredale on Oregon coast
26 Oct 1906
Crowds flock to Peter Iredale shipwreck