Nantucket Boat Lost 3 Years Washes Up ... in Spain

'That's amazing,' says the US owner
By Steve Vivian,  Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 25, 2012 6:47 PM CST
This photograph provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a detail of the newly found boat.   (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)
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(User Submitted) – A rogue wave caused the 26-foot Queen Bee to dump its two-person crew into the ocean off the shore of Nantucket in August of 2008. The two boaters, 58 and 68 years old, somehow survived the swim to shore despite choppy waters. Three years later, their boat has washed ashore on the coast of Spain—intact. The Coast Guard believes it's quite possible the vessel headed north to Canada before making the transoceanic drift across the Atlantic to Europe, reports MSNBC. (Read more Nantucket stories.)

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