Phantom Ship (island)

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Phantom Ship Island
Phantom Ship rises above the surface of Crater Lake - Oregon.jpg
Phantom Ship Island viewed from Sun Notch trail viewpoint
Geography
Location Crater Lake
Length 152.4 m (500 ft)
Width 61 m (200 ft)
Highest elevation 51.816 m (170 ft)
Administration
State Oregon
County Klamath County

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.

General[edit]

Phantom Ship Island is mainly formed from andesite rock that dates from about 400,000 years ago, partly altered by hydrothermal activity.[1] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Marli Bryant (January 6, 2012). "Phantom Ship and Crater Lake". Earth Science Picture of the Day. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Bush, William E. (October 1946). "Floral Life Zone on the Phantom Ship". Nature Notes From Crater Lake, Volume 12. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 42°54′40″N 122°05′30″W / 42.911158°N 122.091649°W / 42.911158; -122.091649