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Tsunami dock pieces arrive at museum

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Two pieces of the massive dock that washed away from Japan last year and onto Oregon's Agate Beach the past June are now at the Oregon Historical Society.

"When the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation began the process of dismantling and removing the dock, I expressed our interest in obtaining a piece for our permanent collection," said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "We are proud to be able to apply our unique resources to preserve and protect this fascinating piece of history."
The two small pieces of the dock the Oregon Historical Society received are two metal boat tie-offs, each weighing about 20 pounds.

They came from the 201 ton concrete dock that is one of only five pieces of confirmed tsunami related debris to hit the coats of Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

The pieces will be on display starting Friday, August 31, in the "Treasures of the Vault" exhibit at the museum through December 30.

Admission to the museum is $11, and is free for OHS members and all Multnomah County residents.

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