Lobster trap tag from sunken Newport boat washes up on an English beach

When the lobster boat Holly & Alexander sunk south of Nantucket in 2003, the crew had been hauling from 1,954 lobster traps located on the bottom of the ocean, 100 miles offshore along the continental shelf. Each trap had its own lobster trap tag, according to the boat’s owner, William “Bill” Palombo. At least one of those lobster tags floated the more than 3,000 miles from the Nantucket area to the coast of Cornwall, England, where it was recently recovered by a volunteer from Friends of Portheras Cove, which conducts regular beach cleanups. >click to read< 15:12

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