This week, we received some very exciting news from the Oregon Coast. A mysteriously large wooden ship was found near Coos Bay, which is thought to be from the late 19th or early 20th century. Click here to read The World‘s full article (Coos Bay’s local newspaper).

If you are interested in history, shipwrecks or buried treasure, be sure to visit Coos Bay to witness this fascinating sight. Coos Historical and Maritime Museum will be placing historic ship photos on display, as well as various maps. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. Please call 541.756.6320 for more information.

Spinreel Dunebuggy Rentals, Inc. is also creating a waiting list for possible tours to the shipwreck site, as well as the site of the New Carissa. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, get out there and view some living history!

Editor’s Note: Please be extremely cautious and respectful if you’re planning on visiting the wreck; the seas are high, and approaching the ship is extremely dangerous. Be sure to read up on beach safetybefore heading out.

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  1. katherine says…

    I highly recommend going out to see this. It’s amazing! Because of the Snowy Plover mating season, folks will only have til May 1st to view, otherwise they’ll have to wait til next fall and who knows what will happen to the ship during that time. Bring your cameras!

    Written on February 8th, 2008 / Flag this Comment
  2. NW Limited says…

    That’s a great new pic. Hope I can get down there before it closes.

    Written on February 9th, 2008 / Flag this Comment
  3. Roxann Gess Smith says…

    Could anybody tell me if the shipwreck can be reached by foot, or do you have to have an off road vehicle?

    Salem, Oregon

    Written on February 15th, 2008 / Flag this Comment
  4. Cheryl says…

    Yes you can walk to the ship wreck. It is a hike though and the tide is a factor. You will want to time your trip for a outgoing or low tide. It is about a 4 mile hike one way but it is flat beach and you will go past the New Carrisa wreck on your way to the new one. It is well worth the time to go out and get a look at this historic vessel. Spinreel is doing tours and so is Coos Aviation willing to fly people out for an hour tour of the area as a couple of other options.
    Enjoy, you will want to bring your camera and dress for the weather.

    Written on February 15th, 2008 / Flag this Comment
  5. katherine says…

    I took the Spinreel tour, its amazing. You just go out past the boat launch on transpacific parkway to the gravel staging area. You’ll see all the cars there. Definitely dress warm, bring your gloves!

    Written on February 15th, 2008 / Flag this Comment
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