An estimated 1.5 million tons of flotsam believed to be headed to Canada
CBC News - Posted: Apr 29, 2012 5:53 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 29, 2012 5:50 PM PT
A beachcomber on British Columbia's Haida Gwaii islands has discovered what may be the first piece of debris from the Japanese tsunami to arrive in Canada.
Peter Mark was riding his ATV, exploring an isolated beach on Graham Island on April 18, when he made a spectacular find.
"You just never know what you're going to stumble upon when you go for a drive, and lo and behold you just come across something that's out of this world," he said.
Mark found a large white cube, like the back part of a moving truck, just below the high tide mark.
"The door was ripped off it and I could see a motorcycle tire sticking out," he said. "So I went closer and looked inside and saw a Harley-Davidson motorcycle."
The bike was rusty, particul
In: Regional News, WTF
Tags: beachcomber, discovery, harley daviscon, motorcycle, Japan, tsunami, debris, flotsam, Haida Gwaii islands, British Columbia, Canada
Location: British Columbia, Canada (load item map)
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