Japanese Skiff Lost In Tsunami Washes Up Near Metlakatla

Photo courtesy of Michele Gunyah.

A Japanese fishing skiff, thought to be debris from the March 2011 tsunami there, has washed up on an Annette Island beach, near Metlakatla in Southeast. Michele Gunyah and her husband Mark were beachcombing Saturday when they saw the boat, beached on the south end of the island.

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