Harley-Davidson In Tsunami Debris Found On Haida Gwaii Beach
A few days ago, we posted a story about the Harley-Davidson that washed up on a beach on Graham Island – Haida Gwaii, BC. This post is an update to that story. The Harley is one of the first large items to wash ashore after being swept to sea in the Tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011. Peter Mark, the young man that found the Harley-Davidson has written a letter titled “Your take: A Harley Davidson lost in the tsunami changed my life”. The letter has been published on the CBCNEWS Your Community Blog.
The following is an excerpt from Mark’s letter:
My name is Peter Mark. I am 32 years old and reside in Masset, B.C. On March 11, 2011 I, along with millions of others around the world watched in awe and horror as the T?hoku earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. Those images of vehicles, boats, buildings and even entire towns being swallowed up by sea will stick with all of us forever. Harder to comprehend is the cost of human life, the loss of family and community networks that are gone forever and can not be repaired or replaced. On that day more than 15,000 people died and many, many more lost family, friends, their homes, their communities and everything but the clothes on their back.
The rest of the letter goes on to explain Mark’s feelings towards Ikuo Yokoyam, and how the people of Japan that have been affected by this disaster. Read the rest of Mark’s letter on the CBCNEWS Your Community Blog.