Dinghy a possible tsunami artifact?

This unmarked 33-foot (10-meter) dinghy washed ashore this week just north of the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach. A strong west wind in recent days pushed many floating objects ashore, including several Japanese blown-glass fishing net floats. These even including one of the increasingly uncommon “rolling pin” type, and a large plastic oval float of a kind previously identified as being used in Japanese oyster aquaculture. Without extensive additional research it’s impossible to say for certain, but it’s possible some of these objects have been at sea since the horrendous Japanese tsunami of March 11, 2011. We would appreciate photos of any suspected tsunami debris found in the past decade for a feature we plan next week. Please send them to editor@chinookobserver.com.

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