I saw something on the news last night about how Japanese debris was washing up on shore south of Cordova. Then they said it was much worse at Montague Island. Anyone been out to Montague lately and have you seen anything? I'm hoping that this season we won't have to be dodging crap that could put a hole in your boat. This is from yesterday:
KAYAK ISLAND, Alaska — Tons of debris suspected to have washed into the Pacific Ocean during the March 2011 Japan tsunami, are showing up on Alaska’s coastline.
On Kayak Island, roughly 60 miles southeast of Cordova, hundreds of buoys, thousands of bottles, countless fuel cans, shoes, chunks of building insulation, and other household items litter the beach for miles.
It’s even worse on Montague Island, according to Chris Pallister, president of Gulf of Alaska Keeper, a non-profit group which cleans up beaches each spring and summer.
“It’s a staggering mess,” he said during a visit to Kayak Island last Friday, “the magnitude of this is just hard to comprehend and I’ve been looking at this stuff a long time.”