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.

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