Japanese Fishing Boat Discovered In Canada Connects Two Women From Across the Globe

Posted: March 13, 2013  |  By: Huffington Post

Earlier this year, a woman from a small island off the coast of Canada traveled around the world to meet with the owner of a Japanese fishing boat that washed up on her shores last summer.

CBC reports that Jeanne Beaver and her husband Rick discovered the boat last June while beachcombing near their floating cabin in Aristazabal Island's Borrowman Bay in British Columbia.

By that point, the small fishing vessel, called 'The Glory Light,' had weathered more than 15 months at sea since the March 2011 tsunami tore it from its home. It traveled over 6,000 kilometers from Minaminsanriku, a small fishing village that was leveled during the natural disaster.

The Beavers say they felt an undeniable connection to the boat's Japanese owners. 

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