Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:54 PM
progressoid (34,086 posts)
Camera Finds Way Back to Owner After Drifting 6,200 Miles from Hawaii to Taiwan
Lindsay Scallan of Newnan, Georgia never imagined that she would see the precious photos from her past again. She snapped them during her Maui vacation in 2007, but lost her new camera during a night scuba dive in Kaanapali.
Scallan returned to the beach the next morning, hoping the camera had washed up on shore. "But of course, we didn't find it, so at that point I just gave up. I was pretty disappointed because I had all my vacation pictures on there. Plus, the cost of the camera," Scallan said.
The Canon PowerShot was in a waterproof case and it drifted thousands of miles to Taiwan. A China Airlines employee discovered the camera on a beach last month. The airline asked Hawaii News Now to help find the owner seen in many of the pictures. Once the story hit the airwaves and the internet, Scallan's friend sent her a link.
China Airlines has offered to fly Scallan to Taiwan to be reunited with her camera, but she isn't sure if she can take time off from work since she just started a new job a week ago.
On the card, Cheng found photos of a catamaran called Teralani 3, which he then used to track down the camera to the boat’s tour operator in Maui. After contacting Hawaii’s tourism bureau and enlisting some help from the Internet, Cheng was finally able to track the camera back to Scallan and her August 2007 trip to Maui.
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