Irish boat-mystery solved: After three years, the owner found in Canada

For some years ago went on a houseboat of the wood by the coast of Ireland. It raised two questions: How did it there? And who was the man, whose name was wri

Irish boat-mystery solved: After three years, the owner found in Canada

For some years ago went on a houseboat of the wood by the coast of Ireland.

It raised two questions: How did it there? And who was the man, whose name was written on the boat's interior ceiling?

Now at least one of the two questions has been answered.

It writes The Guardian, who is gone into in bådmysteriet, which started in the november of three years ago, when the six-metre-long boat washed up at the Drum Beach in the west of Ireland.

the Boat was made of driftwood, insulated with polystyrene and had solar panels on the outside. On the ceiling inside the boat was a text, which can be translated to:

'I, Rick Small, to donate this boat to a homeless youth to give it a better life, now when Newfoundland refuses. No rent, no mortgage, no strømregning,' stood there.

Now is this Rick Small found. He is a known environmentalist in Canada, where he has built solar-powered three-wheel cycles.

To CTV News, he tells, that he built the houseboat in 2016, and the plan was to sail from Newfoundland in Canada to the Arctic in order to focus on the climate crisis.

But as it is not succeeded to find the right motor for the purpose, he chose to give the boat away.

How it ended up in Ireland, he didn't know. But he is proud of the fact that it was the distance.

"It sank not. I must have done my work properly," he says.

the Boat is now on display in a kolonihaveforening near Drum Beach, and Rick Small has got an invitation to come visit.

Updated Date: 30 November 2019, 20:00

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