Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Wizard and the Phantom

Wizard Island is the largest visible structure in Crater Lake.  This view is from Discovery Point.  It is a classic cinder cone built some 7000 years ago.  Some trees on the island are thought to be approximately 800 years old.  The island rises 767 feet above the surface of the lake and covers one square mile of the lake.

The Phantom Ship is so name because first of its shape, resembling a sailing ship.  The Phantom part derives from its tendency to fade from view with various weather conditions on Crater Lake.  While it looks to be a very small structure it is actually 163 feet tall and 300 feet long.



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