There was a mysterious large die that washed up on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene near independence Point last weekend. How did it get there, and where did it come from? We know! Read on, we will tell you!
The origin of the die
Actually, no one knows where the giant metal tank came from originally. However, it showed up on the beach at Driftwood Point back in 2008.
Chris and Michelle Gridley own a sign making shop in Spokane. They got tired of looking at the rusted hulk near Michelle’s mother’s place. So, Chris made large vinyl circles to add to the tank to make it look like a die. The in-laws house became fondly referred to as “dice beach”.
How did it land next to the resort?
It stayed at the in-laws for the next five years, until last weekend, when it drifted away. It landed right next to the resort, a stone’s throw away from downtown Coeur d’Alene. You can bet there has been quite the buzz after it landed! The Gridleys will miss the floating then stationery then floating again oddity. After it washed up near downtown, the “die” became surprisingly popular. People have flocked to see it. It still looks just like a die, and Chris Gridley was quoted saying, “It just shows you the wear and durability of decals stuck to a rusty tank floating across the country,” He was laughing as he said it.
Where is it now?
Monday morning, city workers removed the tank from the beach. Not however, before many local residents had stopped by to see it and get a great selfie with it.
You can still see it off of Northwest Boulevard, at the skatepark. Just in case you missed it before in either of it’s previous locations.
As of now, no one has claimed it, but you know how and why it became a large die!