Dock from Japan tsunami washes ashore in Ore.

A man looks at the massive dock with Japanese lettering that washed ashore on Agate Beach Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Newport, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

June 7, 2012 7:55:13 AM PDT
When the tsunami hit the northern coast of Japan last year, the waves ripped four dock floats the size of freight train boxcars from their pilings in the fishing port of Misawa and turned them over to the whims of wind and currents.