Located on the riverbank of Sauvie Island sits a strange, decaying hunk of metal. This unusual ruin has been around for years and years, slowly collecting moss, graffiti, and paranormal speculation. Check it out:
This mysterious abandoned ship is tucked away on the riverbank of Collins Beach on Sauvie Island.
The structure has spurred rumors of UFOs, as the unusual form calls to mind images of flying saucers.
However, it was discovered that the ruins actually belong to an unusual boat that was made as a prototype in the 1970s. How it got to be where it is remains a mystery.
The slowly eroding ship is being slowly covered in moss and enclosed in greenery as it is reclaimed by nature.
In recent years, it has been covered in layers of colorful graffiti (which you can’t see in these photos).
To see it for yourself, head to Collins Beach, a popular clothing-optional river beach on Sauvie Island. If you park at the third entrance and take a little walk along the beach, you’ll see it tucked into the trees at the edge of the sand.