November 30, 2020

Lobster tag hops Atlantic

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COHASSET, Mass. (AP) — A tag from a lobster pot that was swept off the New England sea floor two decades ago during 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 Cohasset lobsterman Richard Figueiredo’s name on it was one of hundreds he lost when the vicious storm on the Atlantic Ocean struck off New England in 1991.

Rosemary Hill of Waterville in County Kerry found the tag on a beach last year, but the 39-year-old beachcomber put it aside with other beach souvenirs. Last week, she decided to try to contact Figueiredo and found him through his son Rich’s Facebook account.

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