A reunion over a tsunami boat

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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.

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