Nightly News   |  January 26, 2012

Lost boat recovered three years later near another continent

Two brothers-in-law who lost a boat off the coast of Massachusetts found out this week the vessel was discovered in Spain. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> about three years ago, two brothers in law from new jersey were fishing off the coast of nantucket in massachusetts. they were in a good sized, well-equipped, full sea-worthy vessel, two outboard motors and a squall line arrived. the waves were over their heads. they were forced to abandon ship and abandoned all hope of ever seeing their vessel the " queen bee " ever again until a week ago when it was discovered in spain, mucked up 20 miles from shore. it apparently rolled and tumbled its way across the atlantic, hitching a three-year ride on the gulf stream and a path something like this. it's definitely their boat and now they have a choice to make. you could put it this way, there once was a boat from nantucket that bobbed across the sea like a bucket, hit by winds and heavy rain, it drifted clear to spain. now they must decide whether to chuck it.