We started shooting an hour before sunset and into the night. The moon was high in the sky to the east of the shipwreck and as it made it's way across the sky, it cast an amazing shadow across the sand. The light pollution in the distance was just enough to illuminate the hazy high clouds in the sky making for a very interesting scene. This shoot was extremely fun and I always seem to have good luck with this ship. During World War II, the only enemy shells to strike Oregon soil landed near the Peter Iredale. They were shot by night from a Japanese submarine and soared directly over the wreck and into empty fields at Fort Stevens. No damage was done. The very next day the Army strung rolls of barbed-wire from Point Adams south, to thwart a would-be enemy invasion, The old Peter Iredale was entwined in it and remained so throughout the war.

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