NEWPORT - A large dock has washed up on Agate Beach, one mile north of Newport, according to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department officials.

The dock was sitting at the high tide line Tuesday. Officials said there was no obvious evidence it crossed the ocean.

A placard on the dock is written in Japanese, according to a translator at NBC. It lists information about the construction date, a company name, the specifications for this type of dock, a phone number and the name of a harbor.

The concrete and metal dock is 7 feet tall, 19 feet wide and 66 feet long.

Park staff posted warning tape and signs instructing the public to stay off the structure.


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