Property acquired between 1926 and 1974 by purchase from various owners. Boiler Bay is named for the remains of a ship’s boiler visible at low tide. They are the remnants of the freighter J. Marhoffer, which was wrecked off this point in 1910.”
Curt Albert says:
We got lucky being out exploring in that area at the right time of the month with a very low tide. Even at a very low tide, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to see it from the popular turnout at the park because it’s obscured by rock. We were hiking the Oregon Coast Trail section that runs between Boiler Bay and Fogarty Creek. From the trail, you need to take a side trail over to the shoreline to get to the right spot to see it.
We own a condo at the Village at North Pointe, which is just south of Boiler Bay. So we like to hike around the area exploring. We were aware of the history of how Boiler Bay got its name and had heard that the boiler could be spotted at a low tide, but had not figured out where it was. Yesterday was really a bit of exploring combined with a hefty dose of good luck!