AUGUSTA – A Maine woman has gotten back a fishing buoy from one of her late husband’s lobster traps after it was found nearly 3,000 miles away on a beach in Ireland.

Barbara Fournier of Owls Head was recently told about a photo on Facebook, which showed the buoy with her husband’s lobster license number and boat name on it. Joe Fournier died from cancer more than nine years ago.

Fournier told WCSH-TV that she learned that the photo had been taken by Rosemary Hill, who discovered the buoy on the beach in 2007 near her home in County Kerry, Ireland, and placed it in her garden.

Hill recently returned the buoy to Owls Head, 2,700 miles from where it had been found.

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