In 1995, Patrick and Anna Hughes from Norfolk, Va., stared building a boat. In 2013, it floated for the first time.
The story ended when the trawler took its first dip into the Chesapeake Bay - just long enough to see how it floated, which it appeared to do just fine.
A little over a year later, the Lou Anne II is still floating just fine. Better than fine, in fact.
Click here for the full report by The Virginian-Pilot.