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Nature is capable of doing some pretty amazing and frightening things. If you need evidence, you need look no further than last year's Japanese tsunami. The before and after pictures are stark, and wreckage quickly made its way out into the ocean. But if you want real evidence of the sheer majesty of nature's power, consider this: The wreckage of a Harley-Davidson lost to the tsunami was recently discovered on a beach in British Columbia, Canada.

The bike was found inside what appears to be the remains of a moving van storage compartment. Though the doors were ripped off, some of the contents were still inside, including golf clubs, some camping equipment, and the fully intact Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The discovery was made by all-terrain vehicle rider Peter Mark while driving on a beach on Graham Island. Explains Mark, "the license had Japanese writing on it. The wall of the trailer had Japanese print on the tags. And the first thing that popped into my head was this is likely from the tsunami in Japan." Indeed, the container is very similar to the type you can see being washed away in videos of the Japanese tsunami.

The contents of the container were not strapped down or secured in any way. "It defies all logic," says Mark. "I cannot for the life of me figure out how that stuff stayed in there." The vehicle's plates are registered to a person in Miyagi Prefecture, one of the hardest hit areas of Japan. The discovery has been reported to the Japanese consulate in Vancouver, which is trying to locate the owner and determine whether he or she is alive.

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Re: Harley Lost to the Japanese Tsunami Found on a Beach in Canada

WOW ! i really wish and hope they find the owner , makes me sad i really would like to take a trip below to see the debris on the ocean floor

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Re: Harley Lost to the Japanese Tsunami Found on a Beach in Canada

Okay I was expecting a Honda or maybe a Kawasaki and not a Harley.

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Re: Harley Lost to the Japanese Tsunami Found on a Beach in Canada

If no one claims it I wounded if they will let him keep it

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Re: Harley Lost to the Japanese Tsunami Found on a Beach in Canada

If this the story I saw, they found the owner and Harley-Davidson is restoring it.

A parakeet was also returned to his owner because he knew his address. The owner had one fly away and not return so he taught this one where she lived. True story.

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Re: Harley Lost to the Japanese Tsunami Found on a Beach in Canada

Wow, how cool

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Re: Harley Lost to the Japanese Tsunami Found on a Beach in Canada

I love happy endings!

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I know right ds! Not enough happy news. :)

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I'm glad Harley-Davidson is restoring the bike for the owner. Gives him something to look forward to. It seems he lost three family members and his house during the tsunami:

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The story of a Japanese tsunami victim whose motorcycle washed up halfway around the world now has a double happy ending.

Harley-Davidson says it will restore the rust-encrusted bike found on a beach on Graham Island, British Columbia, and send it back to Japan.

The motorcycle was linked to 29-year-old Ikuo Yokoyama through its license plates. Yokoyama told Japanase TV he lost three family members in the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. He kept the motorcycle in a storage container behind his house, and it was swept away in the tsunami.

That storage container was found by Canadian Peter Mark on April 18 in B.C. It’s one of the largest discoveries so far of debris from the tsunami, and more is expected to hit West Coast shores in the coming months.

Yokoyama has appeared on TV with Mark but says he hopes to thank the Canadian personally for the discovery.
http://blog.chron.com/hottopics/2012...anese-tsunami/

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Re: Harley Lost to the Japanese Tsunami Found on a Beach in Canada

What an awesome find

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