King Philip shipwreck exposed for easy viewing on Ocean Beach
Winter’s low tides and shifting sands have exposed Ocean Beach’s best-known shipwreck, the remains of the clipper ship King Philip, and those low tides provide a great opportunity for viewing the wreck on New Year’s Day weekend.
The King Philip emerged from the sand off of Noriega Street in November after being buried for years, but only a small portion of the former cargo vessel’s hull was visible and high water often covered it until after sunset.
Now, however, both the bow and stern of the ship are visible. And for the next few days, the lowest tides of the day will come in the afternoon. On Saturday, the lowest tides of the day will come just before 3 p.m.
The King Philip ran aground on Ocean Beach in 1878 during a storm.
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