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Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 1:51 p.m.

Vessel washed ashore in Oregon taken to landfill

GLENEDEN, Ore. -- A 27-foot boat that washed up near Gleneden Beach and may be tsunami debris has been taken to a landfill.
State parks officials said the boat resembles debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan, but they haven't pinpointed the vessel's origin.
It washed ashore Tuesday. A contractor hauled it away Wednesday.
The parks department said state biologists and Oregon State University scientists found specimens such as a non-native Japanese acorn barnacle.
It's expected to be weeks before other organisms are positively identified.
Story tags » Tsunami

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