Lost and found: After the Japanese dock... flotsam's greatest hits

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The Independent Online

After a section of a Japanese dock washed up on the West Coast of the US this week, here are four other great shore arrivals:

1. Rubber ducks In 1992, a cargo of ducks fell off a boat from China and into the Pacific. Since then, they have appeared on beaches across the globe and used to examine currents.

2. A Football Misaki Murakami's football was lost during the 2011 tsunami, but turned up on an Alaskan beach in April.

3. Motorbikes A Japanese Harley Davidson was returned to its owner after floating to Canada.

4. A giant Lego man The toy has shocked beach visitors in Holland, Brighton and Florida. In all cases it has been the work of Dutch artist Ego Leonard.