Tsunami Dock Exhibit in the Works

NEWPORT, Ore. —¬†Oregon State University and the City of Newport plan to display part of the dock from the Japanese tsunami that washed ashore in early June. A portion of the dock will be on display at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center by early next year. The project will be paid for by the City … Continue reading »

Tsunami Dock Removed from Beach

AGATE BEACH, Ore. — Visitors to the beach today say they cant believe how quickly the area has transformed when just a few days ago the dock was sunk into the sandy ground. After four days of work any visible sign of the more than 160-ton dock is gone. Some visitors told KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

Crews Run into Trouble with Dock

Near NEWPORT, Ore. — Ballard Diving and Salvage crews are working on their third cut through the Japanese dock that washed up on Agate Beach. Getting the first cut done was quite the process. Crews started Wednesday, but they ran into rebar and some large metal tubes at the bottom of the dock. They started … Continue reading »

Mural Painted on Tsunami Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — You only have a few days left to check out the tsunami dock that washed ashore on Agate Beach near Newport. Crews are scheduled to dismantle it next week. Visitors heading to the coast to check it out will see a little something extra: a mural painted on its side.¬†It showed up … Continue reading »

Japanese Tsunami Dock to be Dismantled

AGATE BEACH, Ore. — The Japanese dock that washed ashore at Agate Beach will be dismantled. The winning bid goes to Ballard Diving and Salvage out of Vancouver, Washington. The dock will be removed in pieces costing the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department about $84,00. The department opted to dismantle the dock rather than keep … Continue reading »