Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, Oregon
"Treasures of the Sea"
Glass Float Treasure Hunt


For years, visitors and residents along the Oregon coast would delight in finding Japanese glass float balls, having made their way across the ocean expanse to wash up on these beaches. It was a tradition until the last decade, when they started to fade from existence.

Now, Newport is helping to revive that sense of joy this winter as its merchants are giving away one-of-a-kind, original commemorative glass floats. No beachcombing is required to find one of these luminous artisan collectibles, hand-blown by The Edge Art Gallery and engraved on the bottom with Newport, Oregon.

The rules for the Treasures of the Sea glass float hunt are simple. Between now and Dec. 31, 2014, visit one of the businesses listed on the Treasure Map. Fill out an entry form and return it to the float display at the business; enter at any or all of the merchants. Weekly drawings will be held throughout the winter, with the remainder of the floats given away after the New Year, when each business will select one, two or three names from its entry pool for each of their glass floats.

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