Japan wants tsunami boat back from California
(The Philippine Star) - April 16, 2013 - 12:36pm

CRESCENT CITY, California (AP) — A small boat that washed up in Northern California after the massive 2011 tsunami that hit Japan has been claimed by a city that was devastated in the disaster.

The Triplicate newspaper in Crescent City reports that officials in the Japanese city of Rikuzentakata are in a "giddy state of shock" and would love to get the boat back.

Rikuzentakata spokeswoman Amya Miller says hours after photos of the 20-foot (6-meter) boat were posted to Crescent City's Facebook page, a teacher from the Japanese high school's marine sciences program said the vessel was theirs.

Humboldt State University geologist Lori Dengler says she posted the photos recently after a university librarian translated the name of the high school from the boat.

AMYA MILLER BOAT CITY CRESCENT CITY FACEBOOK HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY LOCAL-NEWS LORI DENGLER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RIKUZENTAKATA
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