Low Tides Reveal SF Ocean Beach Shipwreck

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Visitors who flocked to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach because of Thursday’s warmer temperatures were also treated to a glimpse of history as an old shipwreck once again became visible from the shoreline.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

The Prince Phillip was a 19th Century cargo ship that ran aground in heavy surf on January 25th, 1878. It is rarely visible.

”I’ve been walking here for about 40 years and this is the first time that I’ve seen it,” said one woman.

The heavy storms earlier in the month stripped the beach of much of its sand, and the tides were especially low Thursday.

The wreck is visible on Ocean Beach off of the Great Highway at the end of Noriega Street.

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  • gabe chavez

    well this shipwreck be visible this week ? i live in milpitas

  • Brittany

    It is actually called the King Philip after an Indian chief Metacomet. It’s King not Prince.

  • sam

    perhaps the quake of Japan had something to do with it…. dislodge from ocean floor.

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  • rem

    You mean the tsumami from Japan dislodged it.

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