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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Peter Iredale Anniversary Marked with Festivities

Oregon and Washington State historians, curators, marine experts and local residents are gathering in October to to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the wreck of the Peter Iredale, an iron and steel sailing vessel that ran aground near Astoria, Ore. in 1906. The story will be remembered during the Graveyard of the Pacific Shipwreck Week Oct. 21 to 29, 2006. The festival includes artifact and photo exhibits, underwater archeology, stories from survivors, Columbia River Bar pilot demonstrations and maritime music performances. Festival organizers include the Columbia River Maritime Museum, and the Ilwaco Heritage Museum. More information is available on this web page.

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