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February 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Increase in debris reported on Washington beaches

This photo shows Asian markings on a refrigerator that washed ashore at Ocean City State Park in Grays Harbor County on Feb. 2. (Photo / Washington state Department of Ecology) The Associated Press An increase in marine debris has been reported on Washington’s coastal beaches, so the state is asking clam diggers to carry…

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December 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Japanese writing found on large dock that washed onto Olympic National Park shore

A crew reached a dock with Japanese writing on it washed up near La Push at Olympic National Park Friday. (Photo / U.S. Coast Guard) A team led by National Park Service staff finally made contact today with a large dock  on a shoreline near La Push. The dock is suspected of being debris from a March…

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December 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Large dock washes up on Olympic National Park shore

  A dock washes up near La Push at Olympic National Park. (Photo / U.S. Coast Guard) A large dock someone spotted floating along the Western Washington coast last week was found today near La Push on the Olympic National Park coastline. The Coast Guard could not confirm from its helicopter search whether the dock is another piece…

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July 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Big piece of possible tsunami debris off Washington coast

The Associated Press WESTPORT — Officials are monitoring a large piece of possible tsunami debris that appears to be a barge about 25 miles off Washington state’s coast. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Deputy Director Chuck Wallace tells KBKW that the object looks to be about 25 feet by 16 feet and could’ve been torn away by…

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June 18, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Outdoors deaths … Trapped under dresser … Tsunami debris

Weather: Wet today and tomorrow, but 71 degrees and some clearing possible on Wednesday. And then clear, sunny and 75 on Thursday. Gotta love that part. Sunday wasn’t too bad, now was it? Muggy though.  The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Slippery, and there were a few blocking accidents out there…

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June 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Boat washed ashore may be from Japanese tsunami

Courtesy of the Washington Department of Ecology An approximately 20-foot boat that washed ashore Friday at Cape Disappointment State Park in Pacific County is being studied to see if it was swept from one of last year’s Japanese tsunamis. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  is working with the Japanese consulate in Seattle to…

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Comments | Topics: Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, Japanese consulate