Ballard Salvage crews overcame further “bugs” while salvaging the Japanese Dock that washed ashore at Agate Beach the evening of June 3/4. Saturday they picked up two large pieces of the dock they had sliced with a saw-snake and mounted them aboard two large heavy equipment trailers which spirited them down the beach and up to the Agate Beach wayside on Oceanview Drive.
A troublesome encounter with deeply embedded metal rods and fickle cable latches on the sides of the dock pieces slowed crews down for a time. But persistence carried the day so by the time high tide re-emerged, both pieces were on trucks and were on their way to Ballard’s dismantling facility in suburban Portland.
Ballard says tomorrow they should get the last three pieces up on the trucks and on their way north for dismantling . Ballard figues they’ll get that part done early in the day so they can spend the rest of it picking up planks and plates they laid down for the temporary road between the beach and Oceanview Drive. If the rest of it goes according to plan, Ballard will have completed the job a bit ahead of schedule.