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107-year-old message in a bottle

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Artemis@BC, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    And you thought snail mail was slow.

    story
     
  2. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

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    That's so cool! I'm surprised water didn't seep into the bottle after all these years.
     
  3. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    I would have opened the bottle right away! :EVILLE:
     
  4. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

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    Amazing! I think in the old days people used to send messages in bottles but it's extremely rare to find those.
     
  5. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    Hey! He is from Courtenay - where I live! Cool story!
     
  6. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    People still do, just to see how far they get. Mostly they're lost. And sailors about to be lost at sea who have time have been known to do it (at least one bottle message was thrown up on shore during the Black Friday storms of 1913 on the Great Lakes when dozens ships went down across the Lakes). They just don't usually wind up anywhere but the bottom. I would be so tempted to open the bottle....
     
  7. NinjaTurtles

    NinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant

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    What does the message say?! Imagine finding such a letter and discovering it reads something simple and lame like "butts" or "I was here." :lol: