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"In all things said and done, all things seen and heard, many of things pass on forgotten! When I looked upon this boat, it was reminiscent to me of just this: the crew and cargo long gone, and left to be forgotten, except by those of us seeking to capture it's existence within our images."

Beached on a sandbar in Inverness along the central coast of California, the tall fishing boat known as the Tomales Bay Shipwreck, the Inverness Shipwreck, or the S.S. Point Reyes, was once in danger of being removed, but it was local photographers who actually saved it. The vessel was originally dragged aground by the land's previous owner who had intended to fix the ship up. However, like many fixer-upper projects, he never actually got around to the repairs, leaving the boat, which still bears the name, "Point Reyes," to decay on the shore.

When the land was taken over by a wetlands restoration firm, the boat was an obvious target for removal. But thanks to the attention the local photographers and visitors gave the wreck, the company allowed it stay right where it was.

*In February 2016, a careless photographer unintentionally set fire to the boat, which mostly destroyed what remained of it.