Glimpse of the past

A minus 1.7-foot tide on Monday morning exposed a bit of Lincoln County history just north of Depoe Bay. Boiler Bay is a popular scenic viewpoint enjoyed by countless numbers of visitors and locals alike. But what some people may not realize is there is still the remains of a ship’s boiler in that bay, hence the name. In May of 1910, a 175-foot steam-powered schooner was headed north up the coast when a fire broke out in the engine room, and the fuel tanks eventually exploded. The ship ended up crashing onto the rocks, and the remains of the vessel were left in the bay. The boiler is the only visible reminder of this shipwreck, and it can only be spotted at extremely low tides. (Photos by Jeremy Burke)


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