A remarkable artifact likely lost in the Japanese tsunami has found its way to the shores of Canada.
Canadian news agency CBC News reports a moving trailer containing a Harley Davidson motorcycle was recently found by a beachcomber on the Haida Gwaii islands.
CBC reported a license plate shows the motorcycle is registered in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture, where the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami killed thousands of people.
Beachcomber Peter Mark told CBC he came upon the container two weeks ago while riding ATVs on a mostly inaccessible beach on Graham Island.
Mark took several pictures of the motorcycle, which he did not remove from the beach. Golf clubs, tools and camping equipment were also reportedly found inside the container.
Mark told CBC News artifacts like this one, and ones that will continue to show up on North America's coastline over the next year, must be treated with respect.
"I really wonder what happened to this person. I really hope this person is OK," Mark said he thought as he came upon the container.
Haida Gwaii is the same region near where the U.S. Coast Guard sank a 150-foot Japanese fishing boat after it was discovered floating upright.