Chris Muir's Day By Day

Friday, February 07, 2014

Bottle Message: Official Scientific Bottle Message...

...released by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute people 60 years ago, with an offer of a 50-cent reward to the finder, which has been duly paid.

Apparently the bottle, made of glass, has been sandblasted by beach sand for all these years, but the message was still dry and legible; it was found about 300 miles from where it was launched. Probably it was buried under beach sand all these years, and exposed by a storm.

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

Oopsie... Somebody didn't compute the currents right...

Brock Townsend said...

That's neat. Think I should throw one in. :)

Bob said...

@Brock Townsend: I've done it about a half-dozen times, gotten two answers back. I use 20-oz. plastic soda bottles, put any message inside a ziploc bag with a $10 bill as a reward for finding/replying. I include my email address so the finder doesn't have to physically mail anything. My best result so far was from a bottle I dropped off the pier at Kure Beach, it ended up south of Myrtle Beach. Clicking on the "bottle message" tag on this post will bring up that story as well as many others I've collected.

Brock Townsend said...

Thanks.