KPTV reported today on the fishing boat that washed ashore in Ilwaco Friday, complete with video and slideshow. According to OregonLive.com, the Japanese Consulate in Seattle has confirmed that the boat was from Japan.
The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office was advised that more suspected Japanese Tsunami debris had been discovered on the beach between the city of Long Beach and the Cranberry Beach access road about five miles north of the city of Long Beach.
According to FOX-12, the debris, including a dock about the size of a “pickup truck”, a refrigerator, a small television, light bulbs of various sizes and colors, and what appeared to be a “seven foot long section of a small aircraft fuselage” may not be from the Japanese disaster.
Deputies found the dock in question just north of the Cranberry Beach access road on the beach. Other smaller debris was noted but no metal fuselage was located, officials said.
The Department of Ecology has stated the debris investigated thus far to be free of invasive species or pathogens and safe for beach goers.
BEACHCOMBERS: Please, take a bag with you when you head out to the beach and help keep the foam, and other debris, from being washed back out and ending up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch!
Filled bags can be left at the foot of the Bolstad Beach Approach (just west of the main stoplight in downtown Long Beach, aka the north end of the Boardwalk), near any trash bin. The City of Long Beach has graciously agreed to pick up and dispose of bags left.