Tsunami Dock Mop-Up

By: danitacahill

Aug 07 2012

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Category: History, Landscape Photography, Nature, Photography, Photojournalism, Seascape, Summer, Travel, Water

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A small crowd watches as a Cat operator blades the sand smooth where a Japanese dock used to sit. The excavator operator is preparing to pick up a portable toilet.

The dock washed ashore on Agate Beach in Newport, Oregon earlier this summer, The concrete and re-bar dock was torn loose in Japan during last year’s tsunami, following an earthquake. The dock drifted halfway around the world, beaching itself at this spot.

Ballard Diving, a company out of Washington state got the winning bid to dismantle the dock and tote it away.

The oddity of an Asian dock landing on an Oregon beach drew six times the usual visitors to Agate Beach.

My family and I were there soon after the dock washed ashore earlier this summer and again on Sunday, August 5 to check out the progress. The clean up on Sunday was in the final stages.

Click the back button for another photo and links to more photos and information on the tsunami-debris dock.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


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