Lobster tag lost in 'Perfect Storm' hops Atlantic
COHASSET, Mass.—A tag from a lobster pot lost two decades ago in what came to be known as "The Perfect Storm" has washed up 3,000 miles away in Ireland.
The pot that held the tag with Richard Figueiredo's name on it was one of hundreds he lost when the storm struck off Cohasset, Mass.
Rosemary Hill of County Kerry found the tag on a beach last year. Last week she decided to try to contact Figueiredo and found him through his son's Facebook account.
Oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer tells The Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/sVKBd3) that the tag's 20-year drift is unusually long. He theorized it was buried before drifting and catching the Gulf Stream.
The storm was made famous by Sebastian Junger's book "The Perfect Storm" and was made into a Hollywood movie.
Information from: The Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com