Wednesday, October 31, 2012
STRANGE BUT TRUE
In 2008 a rogue wave knocked 58 year old Scott Douglas and his 69 year old brother-in-law from their small 26’ Regulator fishing boat Queen Bee off of Nantucket, Mass. He thought that would be the last of his boat. Both swam to shore one mile and survived. Three years later, the Douglas boat Queen Bee washed up on the shore of Spain intact. The boat somehow had made it across the continental shelf and drifted north along Canada into the gulf stream which took it across the Atlantic.
Spain released the salvage rights and Douglas brought it back to the US. Regulator will be using the boat for shows and events. The boat requires not much more than clean up and repowering to get back on the water. That’s one tough little boat! They should rename it the Unsinkable Queen Bee.