The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. Sailing from Salina Cruz, Mexico, on or about September 26, 1906, the Peter Iredale was bound for Portland, Oregon with 1,000 tons of ballast and a crew of 27, including two stowaways. When Captain H. Lawrence sighted the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at 3:20 a.m. local time, the crew altered course first east-northeast and then northeast to enter the mouth of the Columbia River. High seas and wind drove the ship ashore but no casualties occurred in the accident. Captain Lawrence's final toast to his ship was: "May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands."