|Japanese dock in Agate Beach Oregon*|
"We were able to confirm from Aomori Prefecture that they don't wish to have it returned," he said. "About the other three, of course, we have no idea where they are floating, or if they are sunk somewhere." The dock was first spotted floating offshore on Monday and mistaken by several people for a barge, said Chris Havel of the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. It washed ashore early on Tuesday on Agate Beach, a mile north of Newport on the central Oregon Coast. Belfast Telegraph, 6/7/12. "Tsunami debris dock on US beach." Read Article.
|Montague Island near Seward, Alaska^|
.... NOAA projects the debris having spread over an area roughly three times the size of the contiguous United States, but can't pinpoint when or how much might eventually reach the coasts of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii." News observer.com/Juneau, Alaska/Becky Bohrer and Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press, 6/8/12. "US braces for tsunami debris, but impact unclear." Read Article.
Note: Associated Press photographs: * The Oregonian by Thomas Boyd; ^ News Observer by Chris Pallister.
Posted by Kathy Meeh