On Tuesday morning the Maine DOT twitter account shared a story of a man named Sigbjørn who had found a hard hat with the Maine DOT logo on it. Sigbjørn was on a walk when he came upon the helmet in a fjord which is essentially what we call in Maine an inlet along the coast. The DOT stated that the helmet was found around 3,300 miles away from the DOT headquarters in Augusta. A Twitter user in the replies pointed out that this would line up with the ocean currents from Maine to Norway and could explain how the helmet ended up there. So if you’re reading this article and are missing your hard hat Sigbjørn in Norway has it!
Meet our new friend Sigbjørn. He lives in Norway (the country – not the town in Maine). Sigbjørn was on a walk and found a MaineDOT hard hat in a fjord, about 3,300 miles from MaineDOT headquarters. We’re not quite sure how this happened, but we’re glad we have a new pen pal!🇳🇴🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/PkwtQuUKws
— MaineDOT (@MaineDOT1) February 15, 2022
To balance my earlier, possibly Debbie Downer comment, check out the fantastic ocean-current explorer to see how ME-DOT's hardhat possibly came to explore a Norwegian Fjord. https://t.co/00Ptoc9BSo
— Markster04101 (@Markster04101) February 15, 2022