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Ultimate ‘Easter eggs’ found on Long Beach Peninsula

Published on April 2, 2018 10:14AM

Last changed on April 3, 2018 6:40AM

Jennice Roisum and Jim Howerton of Chinook found the ultimate “Easter eggs” on Sunday, April 1 — a bundle of large-size Japanese glass fishing floats. Very likely the best float find in Pacific County in years, they were all hooked together with nets and ropes. They came ashore just off Long Beach’s Sid Snyder/South 10th Street beach approach as Roisum and Howerton were passing by. Traditionally used to keep the tops of huge drift nets hanging near the ocean’s surface, these glass floats have been replaced with plastic in recent decades. With their bottoms and trailing ropes covered with goose-neck barnacles, this “Mother’s Lode” of floats had obviously been in the Pacific Ocean a long time. Roisum and Howerton had to cut away all the stinky fiber and get them down to bare glass before taking them inside. A storm this week may provide additional finds. Please let the Chinook Observer know if you have any luck.

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Jennice Roisum and Jim Howerton of Chinook found the ultimate “Easter eggs” on Sunday, April 1 — a bundle of large-size Japanese glass fishing floats. Very likely the best float find in Pacific County in years, they were all hooked together with nets and ropes. They came ashore just off Long Beach’s Sid Snyder/South 10th Street beach approach as Roisum and Howerton were passing by. Traditionally used to keep the tops of huge drift nets hanging near the ocean’s surface, these glass floats have been replaced with plastic in recent decades. With their bottoms and trailing ropes covered with goose-neck barnacles, this “Mother’s Lode” of floats had obviously been in the Pacific Ocean a long time. Roisum and Howerton had to cut away all the stinky fiber and get them down to bare glass before taking them inside. A storm this week may provide additional finds. Please let the Chinook Observer know if you have any luck.

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