Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

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Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
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Sea spray at Boiler Bay
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint is located in Oregon
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
Type Public, state
Location Lincoln County, Oregon
Nearest city Depoe Bay
Coordinates 44°49′40″N 124°03′52″W / 44.8278906°N 124.0645602°W / 44.8278906; -124.0645602Coordinates: 44°49′40″N 124°03′52″W / 44.8278906°N 124.0645602°W / 44.8278906; -124.0645602[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Status Open

Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The park is one mile (1.6 km) north of Depoe Bay, Oregon.

Boiler Bay Viewpoint overlooks the small Boiler Bay. Boiler Bay was named after the vessel J. Marhoffer was run aground in the small bay—then known as Brigg's Landing—on May 18, 1910, after a fire spread throughout the engine room. Soon after, the burning 175-foot (53 m) schooner's fuel tanks exploded. Witnesses claim debris was launched nearly a half mile to a mile inland. The remains of the vessel were left in the bay, including her engine boiler.[2] Today, the boiler can still be seen at extreme low tides.[3]

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  1. ^ "Boiler Bay State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-23. 
  2. ^ Niki Price (2009-01-14). "Oregon Coast Shipwrecks". Oregon Coast Today. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Woman Viewing Super-Low Tides Injured". KPTV. June 23, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2011-06-23. 

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