Saturday, September 27, 2008

Astoria, Oregon Coast

These are of Astoria, Oregon Coast snaps. Astoria is located on the Pacific coastline in the northewest corner Oregon and situated near the mouth of Columbia River. Below snap includes Peter Iredale, which was an oceangoing ship that was wrecked near the mouth of the Columbia River in the early part of the century. Made from iron and steel in 1890, the Peter Iredale washed ashore 100 years ago on Oct. 25, 1906, after attempting to navigate the treacherous mouth of the Columbia River through high winds on its way to Portland, Oregon. Also includes Fort Stevens, which was the primary military defense installation in the three fort Harbor Defense System.