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Decades-old shipwreck discovered on Oregon Coast
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

2News imageCoos Bay, OR. - Experts believe the last time anyone saw the Helen E was in 1951.

After seven days at sea, the 107-foot fishing vessel ran aground on the North Spit of Coos Bay, during a fierce storm while looking for a port to pull into.

Its parts were scrapped, a portion was burned and it was left for dead, slowly being covered up by sand.

But now, almost 60 years later, what's left of the wreck is coming back to life...

"I was surprised at how good of condition the wood remaining is,"...

"It's always exciting, it's like hidden treasure, it's really cool to discover something that has been hidden for 50 years,"..

Read KATU article with great pics