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:: King Philip rises again ::

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A few weeks ago something emerged from Ocean Beach’s past that hadn’t seen the light of day since 1985 — the shipwreck of King Philip, a clipper ship that ran aground in 1878. American Clipper ships, as they were claimed, “long and lean”, were built to sail from the East Coast, down to South America, around Cape Horn and then to San Francisco. This particular ship apparently didn’t have the best luck, as it had a documented two mutinies in which both times the ship was set on fire.

Either way, on it’s trek out of the Golden Gate bay, with no cargo, it was swept ashore and basically salvaged for parts and its hulk blown up. Here is a pic of the remains when they surfaced in 1985 — and an artist rendition of what the shipwreck looked like that January in 1878.

I had tried to get pics a week or two ago, and the tide was too high — so needing some fresh air earlier today I strolled out there and got lucky for there not to be a dozen onlookers gawking around the ruins.

Check ’em…

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Written by kapshure

May 27, 2007 at 2:50 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Very Cool!

    j8k1

    May 29, 2007 at 3:08 pm


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