Sadly, and ironically, it was Washington Disappointment State Park that became the final resting place of a fishing boat that floated its way across the Pacific. Officials suspect that the boat was likely another victim of the devastating tsunami that crashed into Japan last year. The ship, which was mostly fiberglass and insulation by the time it crossed the Pacific, is the largest single piece of debris to wash up from the wreck, officials speculate.
According to the Seattle Times, the refuse is not just depressing, it’s disconcerting. Mussels and barnacles attached to the hulls of wrecked vessels could potentially be invasive species. The state is trying to figure out ways to mitigate this potential problem. - Rick Bach