Many beautiful beaches around the world still contain remnants of sunken large ships and the mysterious story behind.
The body of Peter Iredale’s steel sailboat ran aground more than 100 years ago, in Oregon’s Fort Stevens State Park. The Iredale boat had 4 masts, was driven ashore by a gust of wind in 1906 en route to the Columbia River.
It is estimated that there are more than 1,000 shipwrecks off Turks and Caicos. One of the most recent wrecks is the old Mega One Triton oil rig, which washed ashore on Governor’s Beach of Grand Turk Island in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy.
Fraser Island in Queensland (Australia) is famous for 23 shipwrecks. One of the most famous was SS Maheno, a 5,000-ton turbine steam train built in 1905. After being used as a hospital ship during World War I, the ship was sold to Japan for converted into scrap metal in the 1930s. On the way to its final destination, SS Maheno was destroyed by a tornado.
When Spanish dictator Francisco Franco sent Cabo Santa Maria and many gifts to his supporters in South America in 1968 (everything from cars, clothes to food and drinks), this freighter Something went wrong in the African country Cape Verde. Cabo Santa Maria is stuck on the island of Boa Vista. Today, this wreck is located in Praia de Atalanta, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches.
Located on the southwest coast of Portugal, the village of Vila Nova de Milfontes is famous for its beautiful beach where the body of an unknown tugboat is located. Not much is known about the shipwreck, but its mystery has become an attraction, attracting visitors to visit.
The rest of Helvetia, a 19th-century Norwegian ship, is scattered on nearly 5 km of sand in Rhossili Bay beach in Swansea (Wales). The Norwegian oak ship collided with another ship in 1887 on the shores of Rhossili Bay. Atlantic currents have eroded Helvetia into rubble over the years.
The Greek island of Zakynthos has the wreck of MV Panagiotis. Navagio Beach, where the ship is stranded, is so famous that it has been dubbed the “shipwreck”. Navagio is also a paradise beach appeared in the Korean film Descendants sun . Some hypotheses that MV Panagiotis is a smuggling ship. Although no one is sure exactly what the ship was smuggling. Some have speculated that the ship ran aground after being pushed into the bay by the maritime authorities. Meanwhile, the ship’s captain, Charalambos Kompothekras-Kotsoros, said that due to inclement weather, the ship was pushed towards the beach.
On Sandy Ground, one of the 33 beaches of Anguilla, the wreck of Sarah stands out with its enormous and impressive size. The 70-meter ship sank in the Typhoon Klaus in 1984 and was lifted, dragging it to its present location six months later.
Located near the port village of Tobermory, with more than 20 underwater shipwrecks, Ontario’s Fathom Five National Marine Park (Canada) is a popular diving spot. Sweepstakes 2 sail boat is one of the most famous wrecks in the park. After being damaged on nearby Cove Island in 1885, the ship had trouble being towed to Big Tub port and stuck at this location to this day.