D2 Sauvie Island’s UFO

45.784399° -122.785337°  Collins Beach parking spot #3 then down the trail and to your right .11 miles.  The “ship” is set back in the bushes high above the beach.

Unidentified Floating Object found on Collins Beach.

It has sat well above the high water mark since being stranded at Sauvie Island’s Collins beach in 1996 during the flood.

Sauvies Island Pleasure Craft

Sauvies Island Pleasure Craft

1973-1-5 Oregonian Floating Saucer

1973-1-5 Oregonian Floating Saucer

1973-1-5 Oregonian Floating Saucer page 11

1973-1-5 Oregonian Floating Saucer page 11

A close up of the strange homemade boat from the 1973 Oregonian

A close up of the strange homemade boat from the 1973 Oregonian

1973 (Sauvie Saucer)

1973 (Sauvie Saucer)

1973 (Sauvie Saucer)

1973 (Sauvie Saucer)

1973 (Sauvie Saucer)

1973 (Sauvie Saucer)

1973 (Sauvie Saucer)

1973 (Sauvie Saucer)

Graffiti and moss laden Sauvies Island Pleasure Craft

Graffiti and moss laden Sauvies Island Pleasure Craft

Looking out onto Collis Beach from Sauvies Island Pleasure Craft

Looking out of the Sauvie’s Island Pleasure Craft at the Willamette along Collins Nude Beach

Newscast from Feb 2013 with a firsthand account of a woman’s three month adventure on the boat when she was a four year old.  Some great photo’s from her trip.

Original newscast in Nov 2012 when this boat was still a mystery.

Here’s a link to an article by Freshwater News from January 2014

Sauvie Island UFO

Sauvie Island UFO

A happy face inside the Sauvie Island UFO

A happy face inside the Sauvie Island UFO

Enter here to find the Sauvie Island UFO, .11 miles down the trail and turn right.

Enter here to find the Sauvie Island UFO, .11 miles down the trail and turn right (note: Clothing Optional Beach).

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4 thoughts on “D2 Sauvie Island’s UFO

  1. That thing was stranded there on the beach at Sauvie’s Island in the late 70’s. It kind of freaked us out when we came upon it.

  2. Great to find this! I guess my Dad’s boat was a very early tiny house. He went on to invent other floating home structures. I understand this boat was sold and moved in a manner against his advice, resulting in the stranding on Collins Beach. I remember as a five-year-old cutting steel wire with pliers and tying rebar, slathering concrete on the frame in our back yard in Hubbard. When the boat was gone, Dad let us kids reclaim our back yard and he built us a small wading pool out of concrete.

    • Yes, a tiny house, wonderful! It’s so good to hear a bit more of the story. I would be very interested in seeing some of his other designs! Do you know where it had been moved to when it broke free? Do you know if that did happen during the ’96 flood?

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