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Missing lobster boat found 150 miles away

A 42-foot lobster boat that has been missing since it broke free from its mooring during the recent blizzard has been found about 150 miles from its home port.

“I'm super happy,” said Jason Hooper, who owns the lobster boat XTreme Measures.

Hooper had conducted an extensive search for the boat since it went missing from its mooring off Spruce Head on Feb. 10. Winds during the blizzard that lasted from Feb. 9-11 reached more than 60 miles per hour in gusts.

“I'd always hoped it could be found but as time went on, I was getting less optimistic,” Hooper said.

Hooper had the boat custom-built seven years ago at Clark Island Boat Works in St. George. The value of the vessel is about $350,000.

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