10 May 2007

King Philip, a 128-Year Old Shipwreck


The bones of a 128-year old shipwreck that surfaced on San Francisco's Ocean Beach this week appears and disappears every 20 years or so, like Brigadoon, the mythical Scots village that appears out of the spring mist. The wreck is of the clipper ship King Philip, which appeared out of the sand Tuesday. The King Philip was wrecked at high tide in January 1878 and shows itself on very low tides every so often. The last time the ship showed up was after storms in 1985.

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