Large cylinder washes up on Wash. Coast

Large cylinder washes up on Wash. Coast

Credit: Courtesy of Washington State Parks

Steel pipe found at Long Beach on Jan. 29. It's 19'4" long, and 3' in diameter. The base plates are 3/4" thick and 3' by 3'.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 31 at 1:47 PM

SEAVIEW, Wash. -- A large cylinder that washed ashore on the Washington coast near the mouth of the Columbia River may be debris from the 2011 Japan tsunami.

But a spokeswoman for the Washington Marine Debris Task Force, Virginia Painter, says an official determination is unlikely because there are no markings.

The cylinder looks like a 19-foot-long pipe, 3 feet in diameter with end caps.

A ranger found it Tuesday on Long Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park.

The state Fish and Wildlife Department is checking for any invasive species in the seaweed clinging to the cylinder.

A 66-foot dock found Dec. 18 on a remote beach near Forks was determined to be tsunami debris from Japan.

 

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