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Tsunami aftermath: Japanese school’s boat washes up in Crescent City

Friday, April 26, 2013

Troy Nicolini of NOAA stands next to the gooseneck barnacle-covered boat the day after it washed ashore in Crescent City.  The vessel has been linked to the Japan tsunami.  Del Norte Triplicate/ Bryant AndersonThat’s the 20-foot boat that washed ashore on the far Northern California coast at Crescent City April 7, and that the federal government says is the first confirmed piece of debris to reach California from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan. The boat belonged to a high school that was completely destroyed, and which used it for marine science projects, says Crescent City’s newspaper, the Del Norte Triplicate.

Image: Bryant Anderson/ Del Norte Triplicate

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