Missing Lobster Boat Found 150 Miles Off Spruce Head

Posted: February 21, 2013  |  By: Stephen Betts [BDN]

SPRUCE HEAD, Maine — A 42-foot lobster boat that has been missing since it broke free from its mooring during a recent blizzard has been found about 150 miles from its home port.

“I’m super happy,” said Jason Hooper, who owns the lobster boat XTreme Measures.

Hooper conducted an extensive search for the boat after it went missing from its mooring off Spruce Head on Feb. 10. Gusts during the Feb. 9-11 storm reached more than 60 mph.

“I’d always hoped it could be found but as time went on, I was getting less optimistic,” Hooper said.

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