Lost Boat Comes Home

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:15am

Boat lost at see four years ago returns home after washing ashore in Spain.

Almost four years after it was lost at sea, a boat made in North Carolina has returned home.

The Queen Bee, made by the boat manufacturing company Regulator Marine in in Edenton, was found off the coast of Spain back in January.

On Tuesday night, the company held an event to reveal the remarkable shape that the boat is still in after spending three-and-a-half years in the Atlantic.

The boat went missing after an encounter with a storm near Nantucket.

Rich St. Pierre and his brother-in-law Scott Douglas were thrown overboard, and had to swim to shore.

You just keep going through these periods where you don't think you're going to make it, then you're going to make it. Then finally I saw the shore so I knew I was going to make it," St. Pierre recalled.

Rich said it took him an hour-and-a-half to make it back.

Regulator president Joan Maxwell says her goal is for the boat to end up at the ship wreck museum in Nantucket.

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