With the longest coastline in the world, Canada is bound to get all sorts of weird things washing up on its shores from every which direction. But a Harley-Davidson motorcycle? That's what one Peter Mark found while riding his ATV on a secluded island off the Pacific coast of British Columbia. Its origin? Japan.

The bike – enclosed along with other random items in what appears to be the compartment off a moving truck – appears to have traveled some 3,000 miles across the North Pacific from Japan's Miyagi Prefecture to the Canadian province of British Columbia. That's where Mark found it, rusted but recognizable inside the white cube that was apparently washed out to sea by the tsunami that struck the island nation one year ago.

The finder of the piece of iron driftwood left it where he found it and contacted the Japanese consulate in Vancouver which is trying to track down the original owner whose fate remains unknown. Scroll down to watch the fascinating video report.



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      Pat
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a pretty impressive find I don't care what Gladys says! It would be really interesting if the owner is still alive!
      diejoeboo
      • 2 Years Ago
      "ITS origin" not "IT'S origin". Not very high standards here on AB.
        Swordman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diejoeboo
        I think you can use both. Bear with me (sheep with me, wolf with me) as I try to explain. From what I understand, "It's" could mean "It is" or "belonging to it". It's a bit like "Tim's sad" compared to "Tim's bicycle". It's spelled the same, but means a different thing.
          alphag
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Swordman
          You are incorrect. "It's" is a contraction of "it is" usually or "it has" less commonly. "Its" is the possessive pronoun that should be used here in the post. However, most people are not that picky ...
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Apparently the owner is alive and well and is getting his Harley back and it will be restored to it's original condition when it gets back to Japan. Unfortunately some members of his family perished in the Tsunami.
      stclair5211
      • 2 Years Ago
      If the Harley got here so did the fallout. Oops. Not supposed to talk about that.
        Sean Conrad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        Your understanding oh physics is poor.
        torqued
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        Interesting. Did the fallout also float across the ocean in a storage container?
          Pat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @torqued
          Oh it must have, and I bet just to be safe, the "government" packed it in those trucks before the "tsunami" hit. Thanks for the morning smile!
        IBx27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        It's fine, the fallout is only hitting coastal california. I'm sure we will find a way to move on.
        Redline
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        Its a conspiracy! Ignorant.
      ooomememe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did anyone else notice that the reported said that the area were Harley was found was hard to get to, and that that was why the finder left it there? Was he assuming the finder would've taken it home had the road been easier? 0.o
      Just Stuff
      • 2 Years Ago
      If the owner is still alive and can be located this has the makings of a publicity gold mine for Harley. They could rebuild his harley or give him a new one.
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