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Boat washes ashore, likely from Japan tsunami

State officials in Washington suspect a Japanese fishing boat that washed ashore Friday at Cape Disappointment State Park is the largest piece of debris to hit the U.S. coast from last year's tsunami in Japan.

A marine-band radio, several life jackets and a battery made a long sea journey with the 20-foot boat.

"It's fiberglass construction, with foam inserts for increased flotation. So we are not overly surprised the vessel made it here," said Sgt. Carl Klein of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. "But we are surprised at the amount of equipment that came with it. The life jackets appeared almost brand new."

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