NEWPORT, OR -- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said a loose dock floating offshore was reported Monday near Agate Beach. The object has since washed ashore and is sitting at the high tide line. The origin of the object is not known, but there is no obvious evidence it crossed the ocean.
The dock itself is very large and heavy: 7' tall, 19' wide and 66' long. It is made primarily of concrete and metal, but is clearly designed to float. Because of its size and the chance it could continue to settle or be moved by wave action, state park staff have post warning tape and signs instructing the public to stay off the structure.
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