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Remains of old shipwreck resurface at Ocean Beach

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The King Philip is a clipper ship that ran aground in 1878.

The King Philip is a clipper ship that ran aground in 1878. (Photo submitted by Helga Walther via uReport)

The remains of a 133-year old clipper ship have resurfaced at Ocean Beach.

It is the wreckage of the King Philip, a clipper ship that ran aground in 1878. It occasionally surfaces when winter storms and tides wash away the sand.

Helga Walther sent is these pictures via uReport powered by YouTube.

The National Park Service says the King Philip is the best preserved wreck of a wooden ship in the Bay Area.

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