Three small fishing boats washed ashore in Pacific County in the last weeks of May. All three were covered in gooseneck barnacles according to Pacific County Emergency Management. This has led to speculation that they may be tsunami debris from Japan.
The boats were taken to a Washington State Parks facility in Ilwaco where they will be inspected for serial numbers or other identifying marks. The hope of PCEMA is that these boats could be traced back to their original owners.
Since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, numerous boats and other confirmed debris have washed ashore in Grays Harbor and Pacific County. The last confirmed tsunami debris, according to the Department of Ecology, was the boat found in January in Westport.