Free talk on Tuesday about Japanese dock found on Olympic coast

By Peninsula Daily News staff

PORT ANGELES — Almost one year after its discovery, Olympic National Park Coastal Ecologist Steve Fradkin will share his stories about discovering and removing a 185-ton Japanese dock that washed out to sea during the 2011 tsunami.

Fradkin's presentation is set for the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

On Dec. 18, 2012, Coast Guard searchers found the dock in a rugged and remote section of the park's wilderness coast and the Olympic National Marine Sanctuary.

The dock posed a threat to visitor safety and had the potential to damage resources, officials said.

Fradkin, a member of the multi-agency response team, will share still shots and video of the removal effort.

For more information, contact Dean Butterworth at 360-565-3146 or

Last modified: December 08. 2013 9:50PM
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