Derelict boat makes landfall north of Coos Bay
Coos Bay OR — A chunk of boat spotted by the US Coast Guard March 16 (http://1.usa.gov/1ZoCxWO) has landed north of Coos Bay near Horsfall. Overnight winds and currents pushed the boat north of its predicted landing spot between Bandon and Cape Arago.
The debris is smaller — less than 20′ long — than originally estimated. An Oregon Parks and Recreation Department crew is working now to move it up the beach, out of reach of the incoming tide, where biologists will take samples. A contractor, Johnson Rock Products of Coos Bay, will remove it and take it to a landfill.