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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:32 AM

First confirmed Japanese tsunami debris in California

CRESCENT CITY, California--A barnacle-covered fishing boat that washed ashore this month in Crescent City, California, has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan to reach California's shores.

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration confirmed the boat's origin on April 25 with help from the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, the Del Norte Triplicate reported.

In total, 27 items from among more than 1,600 reports of debris have now been firmly traced back to the tsunami, NOAA spokeswoman Keeley Belva said. The confirmed items include a small boat found in Hawaii waters, large docks that have washed ashore in Washington state and Oregon and a motorcycle that washed ashore off the coast of British Columbia.

The 20-foot (6.1-meter) vessel that landed in Crescent City on April 7 belongs to the marine sciences program at Takata High School in the city of Rikuzentakata.


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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:56 AM

1. I hope the school gets their boat back.


I expect we will see a lot more of these stories this year.

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