Oregon Coast Glass Float Postponed, With Extra Big Drop

Nearly 3,000 colorful glass floats are hidden every year along seven miles of the Oregon Coast, between Roads End and Siletz Bay, as part of the Finders Keepers treasure hunt. (Photo courtesy of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau)
Nearly 3,000 colorful glass floats are hidden every year along seven miles of the Oregon Coast, between Roads End and Siletz Bay, as part of the Finders Keepers treasure hunt. (Photo courtesy of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau)
Nearly 3,000 colorful glass floats are hidden every year along seven miles of the Oregon Coast, between Roads End and Siletz Bay, as part of the Finders Keepers treasure hunt. (Photo courtesy of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau)

Recently, we have posted on the much-anticipated event, the glass float which was originally scheduled to kick off this weekend, October 15, 2016. It has been reported the Finders Keepers Glass Float event which brings thousands of people from all over to Lincoln City to scour its beaches for treasures, is to be postponed until Oct. 22, and will run through Memorial Day, May 29.

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For those who are disappointed the event is not happening as scheduled (due to extreme weather conditions), you will be happy to know the total count of glass floats to be dropped will reach over 3000. The season that ended earlier this year came in at 2,016 floats. The floats will be hidden above the high tide line, but below the beach embankment, along a 7 mile stretch of coastline from Roads End to Siletz Bay. No matter what the weather, the “float fairies” will be dropping off during daylight hours for the duration of the event.

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While most of the treasures are said to be glass floats, hunters can also look forward to discovering glass sand dollars, crabs, shells, sea stars and coins. And of course, if you find the treasure, it’s yours to keep! The Lincoln City Visitors Bureau (LCVB) encourage those who participate to keep what you find.

Not only will there be plenty of extra treasures, word has it there is also a jumbo float that will be hidden with a prize package attached. Find the jumbo float, and take home a weekend getaway courtesy of Lincoln City. The weekend getaway includes lodging, restaurant certificates, and a certificate to blow your own glass float. For a schedule of upcoming drops visit www.oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers.

Sources: oregonlive, beachconnection

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