Wreck of the Peter Iredale, 2020

oil on canvas 28 x 44 inches

 

The Peter Iredale was a nineteenth century British bark from Liverpool that ran aground during a storm in 1906.  The ship was traveling up the coast from Mexico on the way to Portland by way of the Columbia River before being blown off course in the storm.  From the beginning the wreck site has been a popular tourist attraction because it is easily accessible at low tide, and because it is Oregon's only year around visible shipwreck.

 

 

 

 

 

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