Once you find the float, there is a sticker with a phone number to call the visitor’s center. Since we live here, we go in, sign the book, receive a free poster for the year, a write up about the creator of the hand blown float – and a certificate of authenticity to go along with it.
You used to be able to find Japanese floats like these ones:
And now we find mostly plastic floats ones with the writing on them like these:
You can still find the large 36” glass floats made in China, sold to the Japanese fishing fleets and then floating over – Nate finds a 36″ Float
Nate found a Finder’s Keepers one on Easter Morning after picking up trash – Easter Bunny
Lincoln City also puts out Glass Sand Dollars. Here is a blog about last year – Glass Sand Dollars
And here is a post about the float that I found – Last year – Mom’s Glass Float .
We gave away some of our glass treasures today on the beach to some great Canadian Visiting Friends. We’ve hidden floats for visiting family members from Texas, and given a float away to a store keeper here in town for their birthday. We’ve got Nathan’s large float up for sale in a consignment store in town. Now that Jon has found his float – we’re officially done “looking”. Should we stroll by one completely by surprise? We might pick it up. . . .
Beach Schooling. It’s a good thing.