Agate Beach Dock

By: danitacahill

Jul 03 2012

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Category: History, Photography, Photojournalism, Seascape, Summer, Travel, Water, Western


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My family and I went to Newport in mid-June for my nephew’s college graduation. While there, we went to Agate Beach to check out the Japanese dock that drifted up onto shore there after last year’s tsunami.

I grew up on the Oregon coast. I’ve never seen so many people at Agate Beach before.

The Associated Press reported the week we were there, over 12,000 cars were counted in the parking lot. The same week a year ago, just over 2,000 vehicles were counted in the lot.

Here are our boys beside the dock, so you can get a sense of scale.

Notice the bent steel from the force of the colossal wave that ripped this dock from its moorings.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


3 comments on “Agate Beach Dock”

  1. Hiroaki (of Japan) posted on my Facebook link: “It was the earthquake which is very big and to do the tsunami being big. Such big one drifted to the America west coast! I am surprise.
    The eruption next of Mt. Fuji? I am not a joke.”

    • It’s so interesting to hear your comments, Hiroaki. (Hiroaki was a foreign exchange student in Scio, Oregon when the tsunami hit. His family was not injured).

  2. […] The boxcar-size concrete and steel re-bar dock was already gone when we got there. For photographs of the dock before removal, click here     and here. […]

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