Phantom Ship (island)
Phantom Ship Island viewed from Sun Notch trail viewpoint
|Length||152.4 m (500 ft)|
|Width||61 m (200 ft)|
|Highest elevation||51.816 m (170 ft)|
Phantom Ship is a small island in Crater Lake in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is a natural rock formation pillar which derives its name from its resemblance to a ghost ship, especially in foggy and low-light conditions.
Phantom Ship Island is mainly formed from andesite rock that dates from about 400,000 years ago, partly altered by hydrothermal activity. The island is situated on the south east end of Crater Lake and projects more than 200 m (656 ft) out from the wall of the caldera. The island is about 500 ft by 200 ft in size. The vegetation is similar to that on Wizard Island except for the lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) which is absent on Phantom Ship Island.
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- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "EPhantom Ship and Danger Bay, Crater Lake, Oregon".
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