Gleneden vessel moved to landfill



GLENEDEN, Ore. — A boat washed up on the Oregon coast Tuesday, thought to be from the 2011 Japan tsunami, has been moved to a landfill.

It was a 27-foot boat that washed up near Gleneden Beach. A contractor took it to a landfill on Wednesday.

State parks officials say the boat resembles debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan, but they haven’t pinpointed the vessel’s origin.

The parks department says state biologists and Oregon State University scientists found specimens such as a non-native Japanese acorn barnacle.

It’s expected to be weeks before other organisms are positively identified.