I found a lot of interesting wood today humor me - shipwreck timber? Driftwood?

mermaidshannon

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I saw this floating in at low tide with a bunch of sea weed so I chased it down. It stunk and the little barnacles poked me but that’s what I get for being grabby. There was a lot of moss on it. It’s a really rich color.
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Wood sunk long ago wouldn't be floating today.

Maybe driftwood since it was floating. Barnacles tell me it wasn't on the ocean bottom or they would be dead. You would be looking for damage from teredo worms that burrow into submerged wood if it was old and sunk.
 

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There's one thing that you will find on the west coast is the endless array of different drift woods that have been pounded by the pacific ocean tides.
Beautiful area it is, with the endless amount of beach combing adventures.
 

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Wooden ships were discontinued many years ago. 99.9% or more of all wood found on ocean shores is from land structures that have been washed into the sea. Old piers, docks, seaside buildings get abandoned or washed away by storms. Just because you find a piece of wood on the pacific coast doesn't mean it is from the pacific, it could have come from any ocean and any continent.
 

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