Monday, April 30, 2012

Harley-Davidson With Miyagi License Plate Washed Up in British Columbia, Canada

From CBC (4/29/2012):

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, particularly on the wheels and handlebars, but the logo on the fuel tank was unmistakable.

...The motorcycle's licence plate shows it was registered in Miyagi Prefecture, and writing on the container matches photos of a commonly used Japanese moving van.

Mark also found a few golf clubs, tools and camping equipment in the container.

(Full article at the link)


Anonymous said...

according to a comment in the article (CBC), the owner has been found.

Anonymous said...

...also, CNN recently aired a report about the debris heading for the west coast of north america.
The reporter claims that there is little to no danger from the radioactive Cesium 131, which has a short half-life. "Iodine 131, Cesium 131. Whatever it is."

Is it not astonishing how badly they have misrepresented the facts?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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