- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - 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 9 years ago.

Fournier tells WCSH-TV (http://on.wcsh6.com/1o6hGb4 ) 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 Owl’s Head, 2,700 miles from where it had been found.