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Old 11-12-2007, 06:29   #1
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The power of hurricane-force winds and seas

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Coast Guard Recovers Remains of Weather Buoy - Breaking News Updates - OregonLive.com
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Wow. The damage is surprising. I guess that big yellow piece (area) to the right in the original picture probably provided for a lot of resistance to wind and water.

Amazing something made of a relatively sparse steel (I think) structure could sustain so much damage.

Interesting picture.
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I wonder if that is the one that recorded 70' waves before going walkabout?

BTW Snueman I love your quote. TS Elliot is/was (I don't read much poetry anymore) my favorite poet. "I should have been a pair of ragged claws"
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Well, they should be able to check exactly what the weather was when it was ripped off, eh?

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Maybe it is just my demented mind coupled with my appreciation of Star Trek, but I keep thinking "V GER, V GER"
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Maybe it is just my demented mind coupled with my appreciation of Star Trek, but I keep thinking "V GER, V GER"
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While not dismissing the destructive power of winds and seas, the USCG report referred to in the link provided by the original poster says that the buoy is thought to have run aground on a bank soon after it broke loose.....

Then just imagine the whole thing being rolled over and over by breaking waves and the destruction becomes quite understandable.

The sand is probably what scoured most of the paint off as well.

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