Thursday, March 31, 2011

Message In A Bottle: Baltic Sea, 24 Years Later

Tossed off the side of a ship by a German boy, found 24 years later by a Russian boy.

The article theorizes that the glass bottle spent most of that time buried in beach sand, and that's probably true; fragile glass wouldn't easily have survived in the water for 24 years, and would have been covered with marine growths.

You're better off, if you wish to throw a bottle message into the sea, to use a modern lightweight plastic bottle. I've had pretty good success with such bottles, myself. It's a great thrill to receive an email noting that a bottle you threw into the sea had been found. Click the tag below for some of those stories.


KurtP said...

BTW- welcome back!

Bob said...

@KurtP: Thanks!