10/07/2013 07:01 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Japan Tsunami May Be Source of B.C. Fishing Boat

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A boat that washed up on Vancouver Island appears to have been pushed across the Pacific Ocean by the massive Japanese tsunami of 2011.

The boat, which may have washed up on Long Beach on Sunday, seems to have faded Japanese writing on the hull, and is encrusted with mussels and large pelagic barnacles.

"That's kinda telling me this boat has been floating for quite some time in the open ocean," said Karla Robison, Ucluelet's environmental services manager.

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