01/26/2012 02:14 pm ET Updated Mar 27, 2012

'Queen Bee' Boat Found Off Spain's Coast

A nautical nightmare has turned into a story for the ages for Scott Douglas of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

According to the Associated Press, Douglas was thrown off his boat, the Queen Bee, by a wave in 2008. He and his 68-year-old brother-in-law, Rich St. Pierre, were forced to abandoned the boat and swim two hours to shore.

Now, three years later, the barnacle-crusted vessel reportedly has been found.

The Nantucket Island Inquirer reports that Douglas' boat was discovered in Llanes, Spain, over 3,500 miles away. The Queen Bee traveled across the Atlantic Ocean, MSNBC notes, perhaps carried along by the Gulf Stream ocean current.

The Daily Mail reports that, according to Spanish media, the boat was found still equipped with a first-aid kit, radio, and maps of the United States East Coast.