Almost four years after it was lost at sea, a boat made right here in the east is finally home.
The Queen Bee, made by the boat manufacturing company Regulator, located 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 in Nantucket.
Rich St. Pierre and his brother-in-law Scott Douglas were thrown overboard, and had to swim to shore.
Rich St. Pierre is the captain of the Queen Bee and says, “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.”
Rich told us it took him an hour-and-a-half to make it back. Regulator president Joan Maxwell says her goal is for the ship to end up at the ship wreck museum in Nantucket.