On California's rugged, rocky north coast, the small boat that washed ashore at Crescent City last spring started something big.
"The boat came here for a reason," high school teacher Joyce Ruiz told CBS News. "There was a reason it was here."
That reason would become clear to Bill Steven and his son John: the boat came here to unite two towns — one in the U.S.; one in Japan.
"It was definitely mind blowing, thinking that this boat traveled upside down two years all the way across the ocean to get here," John Steven said.